It kind of fired us up there, Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin said of Owings getting hit. I think winning the game is going to sting more for them.
Musgrove was sharp early against the Diamondbacks, working out of jams in the second and sixth inning without allowing a run. His night came unraveled with the plunking of Owings. Musgrove gave up the single to Ahmed was lifted after a throwing error by third baseman David Freese put runners on first and second with no out.
Musgrove allowed three runs two earned on five hits with six strikeouts in six innings.
You play the game and you protect your teammates. It has been going on for 135 years, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. You can’t control what other people are going to think. There was a ton of pitches after that, that we weren’t able to make.
Muncy homered in his third straight game, Logan Forsythe and Enrique Hernandez also connected, and the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 7-2 Sunday.
Muncy’s 12 home runs match the total he hit last year while spending the whole season at Triple-A Oklahoma City. He hit a solo drive in the fifth inning to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 4-2, and drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth.
The Cowboys locker room isn’t quite the same this offseason with the departures of wideout Dez Bryant and tight end Jason Witten. But instead of reminiscing about what those two brought to the team during their prime, everyone in Dallas is being forced to evolve.
It forces the coaches — not to say they ever slacked off — but it forces coaches to be innovative and work hard to make it fit for everybody, center Travis Frederick told USA Today when discussiing the team’s offense. It’s easy when you have a guy like Jason Witten, and you can ask him to do anything and he will do it. It’s hard to be that caliber coming in, year two or three. But it’s good for everybody, because it makes everyone really zero in on the basics.
Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said the loss of Bryant and Witten is most noticeable not when the action happens, but in the meeting room or during down time in practices.
Sometimes, with our young guys it feels a little quiet, because they’re all waiting for some older guy that doesn’t exist to step up, he said.
Linehan hopes a mix of old receiving options (Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams) and a few new ones (Allen Hurns, Tavon Austin, Michael Gallup) make the absence of Bryant, who Linehan referred to as I guess what is considered a true No. 1.