PHOENIX -- Hitting a baseball is said to be the toughest task in sports, and the Diamondbacks' Cody Ransom has taken the degree of difficulty to a new level. Ransom made his first start of the season Sunday while in the process of attempting to pass a kidney stone.
It did not seem to affect him. Ransom doubled with two outs to pass the baton in what became a five-run second inning as Ian Kennedy and the Diamondbacks broke a five-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the red-hot Braves on Sunday.
Ransom also made a strong defensive play on Martin Prados in-between grounder to third base with one out in the fifth inning, backing up to get a good hop and quickly throwing to second base to force speedy Michael Bourn and limit the damage in the inning to one run.
Adrenaline is a good thing, it really is, said Ransom, who was purchased from Class AAA Reno when starting center fielder Chris Young was placed on the disabled list Wednesday. Things go away. I havent been having much p...