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Arizona Diamondbacks: Four Takeaways from Giants finale

By Joseph Jacquez
Apr 6, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (22) celebrates with David Peralta (6) and Paul Goldschmidt (44) after hitting a three run homerun against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 6, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (22) celebrates with David Peralta (6) and Paul Goldschmidt (44) after hitting a three run homerun against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jorge De La Rosa (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
Jorge De La Rosa (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) /

Jorge De La Rosa is used to starting. He did that with the Colorado Rockies and became the franchise’s all-time wins leader.

But, when the Diamondbacks signed De La Rosa to a minor league contract this winter, it was clear he would pitch exclusively out of the bullpen.

On Thursday, he walked back-to-back batters in relief of Ray but got a huge final out. That set up the Diamondbacks comeback, and De La Rosa got the victory. He pitched in the seventh inning for the second-straight day and has not given up a run.

It is early, but he very well could settle into the seventh inning role.

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