Inexplicably Rollie Fingers Jersey , fans were unimpressed by the opening series"ondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodSB Nation FanPulseUnhappy campers: Two-thirds of D-backs fans are not confidentNew,13commentsInexplicably, fans were unimpressed by the opening seriesEDTShareTweetShareShareUnhappy campers: Two-thirds of D-backs fans are not confidentKelvin Kuo-USA TODAY SportsWelcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Diamondbacks fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.That’s a sharp drop from 50/50 split which we saw before the season had begun. Setting several unwanted records with regard to allowing home-runs, runs in general, and pitching appearances by a position player will tend to do that to you: even if followed up by the first series win of the season against the Padres. It was the kind of series which you’d probably laugh about if it took place in last August. But to have the fleeting hopes for the season chewed up and spat out in the cauldron of Dodger Stadium? That’ll leave a mark, and it was clearly one which even a 13-inning victory on Friday night was unable to erase. And yet, the other part of this week’s survey paints a rather different picture...Do D-backs fans approve of the job Torey Lovullo is doing? 96% YesDespite the results, manager approval went UP - going from 82% to 96% between week 1 and week 2. I imagine this is because it’s hard to blame Lovullo for what happened in Los Angeles. This one was largely on the pitching staff Randy Jones Jersey , in particular the rotation, and there’s not much control the manager has over that in the first week of the season. You are given five guys, and have to roll them out in rotation. Sure, you can yank them from a game, but as we saw, the quicker you do that, the more you stress the bullpen. And that’s why we got John Ryan Murphy closing out the third game of the year. That’s much more on the players’ (lack of) performance than anything Lovullo could have done. Now, about the continued presence of three catchers on the roster...Anyway, this reminds me the confidence poll for April needs to go up. With tomorrow being an off-day, seems like an ideal opportunity for that! PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper was about 45 feet down the line and had Phillies fans on their feet as he took off for a straight steal of home . With the Phillies ahead by a run and slugger Rhys Hoskins at the plate, Harper thought the gamble was worth the payoff.Harper dashed on right-hander Sonny Gray’s fastball and slid into home http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey , out in a puff of dirt on the tag by Curt Casali.Harper’s hustle in third inning had backfired — and the Phillies’ lead soon disappeared in a 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.Article continues below ...“I had a good read, good jump,” Harper said. “I think if I just slid headfirst, got my hand in there a little bit, it probably would have been better. I probably should know if my guy has a take sign or not just in case he swings and puts one right in my face.”Joey Votto tied the game for Cincinnati with a two-out single in the seventh inning and Eugenio Suárez followed with the go-ahead hit to rally the Reds and avoid a three-game sweep.“Just a lot of good things happened today to be able to win that game,” Reds manager David Bell said .Harper got tangled up in a pair of plays at the plate, scoring from second on a misplayed popup but getting thrown out on an attempted steal of home.Trailing 1-0, the Phillies loaded the bases with two outs in the third against Grey. Hoskins hit a routine popup to first base that Votto appeared to lose in the sun. The ball plopped untouched on the field, and Maikel Franco scored from third and Harper from second. Harper initially was called out by plate umpire, but Harper got his right leg to the plate between the legs of catcher Casali’s legs and was ruled safe after a video review.Jean Segura’s sacrifice fly in the fifth made it 3-1. With two outs and Hoskins up, Harper broke for the plate and was tagged out by Casali. When Harper was a rookie with Washington in 2012 Wil Myers Jersey , Harper stole home on Cole Hamels after the Phillies lefty drilled him in the game.The Phillies weren’t pleased with this attempt, either.“He has been very aggressive on the bases and he’s won some games for us with his aggressive baserunning,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. “He and I spoke about it and he understands that was a little overaggressive.”Harper has won over the fans and helped put the Phillies in first place in the NL East with his hard-charging style, and won’t change his attitude toward taking the extra base just because of one miscue.“I just like to run bases. I like to run, even when I was younger. I like to try to make plays on the bags, play the game hard,” he said. “I’ve said it in the past, my teammates expect that out of me, these fans, this city as well. I expect it out of myself. Try to play hard each day.”Raisel Iglesias allowed the potential tying run to reach on first base in the ninth but tossed a scoreless inning for his 13th save in 14 chances. Zach Duke (3-1) pitched one-third of an inning, helping stop Philadelphia’s four-game winning streak. Harper had a chance to tie the game in the eighth but he struck out against Amir Garrett.Hoskins drove in two runs for the Phillies on the misplayed popup.Aaron Nola tossed four-hit ball over 6 2/3 innings as he tried to follow teammate Nick Pivetta with a second straight complete game for the Phillies. Pivetta struck out six in his first career complete game on Saturday.Nola led 3-1 when he was chased after 6 2/3 innings with two on. José Álvarez (0-2) gave up a single that loaded the bases Rickey Henderson Jersey , and Votto lined a two-run that tied the game at 3-all.Suárez followed with a single off Vince Velasquez came in and gave up the go-ahead single to Suarez to make it 4-3.TRAINER’S ROOMReds: INF Alex Blandino homered twice in his fifth rehab game with Triple-A Louisville. He is returning from right knee surgery last July.Phillies: C J.T. Realmuto appeared to get crossed up on a pitch in the seventh and took a 93 mph fastball off his left arm. He took a few warmup tosses from Nola and stayed in the game.VOTTO STREAKVotto has reached base in 23 of his last 24 games and his batting .404 (19-47) over his last 10 games. But his misplay on the popup had him down.“For us to be a winning team, the details matter,” he said. “I’m out there missing popups in the middle of the infield, and it’s scoring two runs. When we’re playing close games, those sort of mistakes can’t happen. Without making excuses, I should have had my glasses out there.”UP NEXTReds: The Reds are off Monday and open a series in Cleveland with RHP Luis Castillo (6-1, 2.38 ERA) on the mound.Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (3-3, 4.14 ERA) gets the call when the Phillies open a three-game series against Arizona on Monday.
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