in the deciding Game 5 was full of missed opportunities for the home team, which lost all three games at Chase Field, but even that outcome didn’t put a damper on the D-backs’ magical postseason run.Instead of hanging heads, there were hugs and smiles. Perhaps that’s because no one expected the Diamondbacks to get this far, or perhaps it’s because they don’t believe they’re a one-and-done team.
“I could stand up here for 10 minutes and talk about that,” Gallen said.”It’s pride. Everyone counted us out. The thing about us is we’re fearless. There were a bunch of times we were down and came through and got the job done.”
“This is painful,” manager Torey Lovullo said.”This is just plain painful. And I can’t quite move past that right now. But I will. That might be a little too long for Longoria, who is undecided on whether he’ll retire this offseason. He was brought in last winter to help lead the young club and said he feels like the mission was accomplished. headtopics.com
The oldest pitching coach in the game might not feel the same way. Strom, 75, wants to return for another season. He has felt the sting of losing on the biggest stage more than anyone else associated with the team. As the pitching coach for the”This is the third time I’ve been on the losing end of a World Series on my own turf,” he said.”That’s becoming a pain in the ass. I did it with the Nats, the Braves and now the Rangers.