LOS ANGELES -- Tyler Skaggs had a pretty good quiniela working a few years ago, pairing a half-day at Santa Monica High with a half-day at Dodger Stadium. Skaggs was more of an Angels fan, but this park was a lot closer.
Unfortunately, didnt have the greatest seats, Skaggs said.
That changed Saturday.
Skaggs stood in the circle of legends -- Koufax, Drysdale, Hershiser, just to name a few -- in his first major league start in the region he calls home, and despite receiving no decision in the Diamondbacks 2-1 loss, Skaggs gave an indication that there would be plenty more to come.
Warming up in front of his friends and hearing an ovation when his name was announced, Skaggs gave up one run in five innings, that coming on a second-inning home run by Hanley Ramirez on an arm-side fastball that drifted back over the plate. He danced around trouble the rest of the way before leaving with 91 pitches. The D-backs will be careful not to overextend him the rest of this season, so 91 was ...