Billy Buckner made back-to-back relief appearances during his two-day major league stay. After earning the win in Friday's extra-inning contest, Buckner allowed two homers in Saturday's loss.
The Diamondbacks needed to infuse a weary bullpen with another fresh arm. That bullpen has pitched a total of 24.1 innings over the past five days, which includes three consecutive extra-inning contests. The solution was to bring up Sidewinders closer and changeup specialist Leo Rosales up and send the worn Buckner back down to Tucson.
Rosales was acquired last August for outfielder Scott Hairston last July. He had injured his pitching hand punching a wall after a blown save while he was in the Padres organization, and so did not pitch for the Diamondbacks until this season.
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