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.