For D-backs, extra innings just means more fun
AUG 28, 2013 12:58a ET
It never seemed as if it would come to that. Although the D-backs trailed 3-0 seven batters into rookie left-hander David Holmberg's major league debut, Holmberg righted himself and did not allow further damage. Then the D-backs' offense and reliever Josh Collmenter took over.
"It definitely shows character in the guys. You lose a game or two, especially this time of year, and you are like 'Ahhhhh.' Or the eighth inning, when we were up by four. Or the ninth inning. What are they going to do to us (relievers)? They didn't care. They (hitters) were like 'All right, we'll pick you up today.' We feel like the days our hitters don't have it, we can pick them up."