“Basically every player I play, I grow a hatred toward them. I just hate them. No one’s going to take me down, I have to go out there and destroy them.”
If you’re looking for a definition of a “closer mentality”, I think that would be it. Just a great look at Adam Reifer by BA.
- Adam Ottavino packed his struggles and took them with him to Arizona. He lasted two innings, allowing three runs on five hits.
- His teammate Brad Furnish followed and wasn’t a whole lot better, allowing two runs on a pair of hits and a pair of walks. He struck out one. Obviously, it would be nice to see these two get on track.
- Brett Wallace didn’t have the debut he had hoped for, going 0-4.
- Steve Hill doubled, then jumped back in his taxi and drove off into the mountain ranges of Arizona.
- Tyler Greene, playing second base in deference to Gordon Beckham, went 1-4.
- Arnoldi Cruz doubled. Four of his seven base hits have been doubles so far.