PHOENIX -- After D-backs reliever Archie Bradley forced Dodgers superstar rookie Cody Bellinger to fly out and end the eighth inning on Tuesday, he had a message for the fans in attendance."This is our house," Bradley screamed passionately as he walked back to the dugout during Arizona's 6-3 win over
PHOENIX -- After D-backs reliever Archie Bradley forced Dodgers superstar rookie Cody Bellinger to fly out and end the eighth inning on Tuesday, he had a message for the fans in attendance.
"This is our house," Bradley screamed passionately as he walked back to the dugout during Arizona's 6-3 win over the Dodgers at Chase Field.
"I wanted to go bear-hug him mid-walk into the dugout," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said, smiling. "I was feeling it, too. It was a great moment. … Archie coming off the mound, just giving us that great boost, and he's all about that. He gets his out, he enjoys the moment. It was a pretty special moment for us, and the crowd really picked it up as well."
Bradley sat down the 2-3-4 spots of the Dodgers' lineup in order. Corey Seager reached on a single to left to lead off the inning, but Ketel Marte turned a smooth double play on a Justin Turner grounder to clear the bases before Bradley popped up Bellinger. The three-up, three-down frame came a half-inning after a grand slam from Jake Lamb that gave the D-backs a 6-3 lead.
"You never know what moments are going to get a team going, and this team is full of those moments," Bradley said. "Who knows? Maybe that grand slam is something that gets us going, running through August and into September. This is Chase Field; this is where the Diamondbacks play. It's nothing disrespectful to the Dodgers; it was just the emotions coming out of me. I want to win, and I want the fans to be here to back us. I don't like seeing blue in the stands.
"It had nothing to do with the standings, had nothing to do with the playoff race. It had to do with tonight and our fans being better than theirs and us winning. I'm a competitor, and it was just the emotions coming out in me."
Bradley also had a message for the Dodgers fans who have been jabbing at him on Twitter.
"Keep at-ing me," said Bradley, a.k.a. @ArchieBradley7. "I love it."
Jarrid Denney is a reporter for MLB.com based in Phoenix.