PHOENIX -- Josh Collmenter didn't go deep into Thursday's game, but he did make his longest start of the season. He didn't baffle Braves hitters, but he did allow fewer runs than either of his previous two starts this season.
It wasn't pretty, but Collmenter rediscovered some much needed confidence Thursday night and bought himself more time in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation.
While taking the loss in 5 13 innings, Collmenter (0-1) allowed four runs on six hits with four strikeouts and a walk. The outing, he said, leaves him in a much better place going forward than his previous starts.
"I dont have to try to look at film or analyze stuff that went good last year and why it's going bad this year," Collmenter said. "I actually felt like I was pitching tonight instead of just throwing it and forcing the ball to go where it was. I was able to make pitches and get outs when I needed to. That was definitely reassuring and something I'm happy about."
Though Collmenter had allowe...