Dan Straily allowed two earned runs, four hits and no walks over seven innings with a career-high 14 strikeouts in Saturday's no-decision in San Diego.
Straily was sharp in his home state of California, and the key to his success was his control. He threw 73 of his 97 pitches for strikes and he did not issue a walk for the first time in four outings this season. Straily entered with just 10 strikeouts over his first 13 2/3 innings, so consider Saturday's career-high strikeout total an anomaly. The Padres are a free-swinging team and helped him out.
David Dahl (rib) was able to take dry swings, according to manager Bud Black, as he continues to progress toward a return to full baseball activities.
Dahl is working his way back and now he just needs to build up his stamina. He is likely to go out on a minor-league rehab assignment before returning to the big club. Look for him to return to Denver sometime in early May.
Yasmany Tomas homered twice and drove in three runs as the Diamondbacks administered an 11-5 beatdown of the Dodgers on Saturday.
Tomas hit a pair of solo dongs off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, first in the first inning and later in the fifth. The homers gave Tomas four on the season, with 13 RBI to go with them. He's followed up a breakout 2016 season by hitting .295/.328/.607 through the season's first few weeks of action.
Enrique Hernandez hit a leadoff home run in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
You can't say Hernandez didn't at least try to get the Dodgers off on the right foot, as he took Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray deep to open the game and give his club an early lead. The homer was his second of the year. He'll continue to get at-bats against lefties and has hit atop the team's lineup in recent contests, making him an interesting DFS player when the Dodgers play a southpaw, if nothing else.
David Peralta finished 4-for-5 with four doubles and three runs scored in a lopsided win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Peralta had one double in 15 games coming into Saturday's contest. The good game raised his average 40 points, to .294. After his 2016 season was cut short due to injury, Peralta has two homers and two steals in the early portion of the schedule and will continue to be an important part of the Diamondbacks' offense in 2017.