"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.
• 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.