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Nuno's relief effort followed eventful commute

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PHOENIX -- Monday was an eventful day for D-backs left-hander Vidal Nuno.

First, he was promoted from Triple-A Reno to fill the long-man role in the bullpen. Then, on the way to the ballpark, he suffered a flat tire.

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PHOENIX -- Monday was an eventful day for D-backs left-hander Vidal Nuno.

First, he was promoted from Triple-A Reno to fill the long-man role in the bullpen. Then, on the way to the ballpark, he suffered a flat tire.

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"I noticed the car sounded different," Nuno said. "I just pulled over and looked, and it was a flat. I'm lucky I had [run-flat tires], so I made it down here. I was just lucky I wasn't on the freeway."

Nuno barely had time to settle in before he was summoned to relieve Josh Collmenter in the second inning of an eventual 11-1 D-backs loss.

Nuno proceeded to save the bullpen by tossing 6 2/3 innings and allowing just two earned runs.

Worth noting

• Catcher Oscar Hernandez felt something pop in his left wrist while playing in his first extended spring game.

Hernandez suffered a broken hamate bone in Spring Training and had surgery to remove it. The team is hopeful that what Hernandez felt was scar tissue breaking up, but he will have a precautionary MRI taken and see the doctor Friday.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

 

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