6/25/2014 9:39 P.M. ET
Reed regrets walks in blown save vs. Indians
By Steve Gilbert / MLB.com
PHOENIX -- It was the line drive single to center by Cleveland's Yan Gomes that drove in the game-tying run in the ninth inning Tuesday night.
But D-backs closer Addison Reed was more upset with himself for the two walks that preceded the hit.
Asdrubal Cabrera started the inning by drawing a walk and one out later, Carlos Santana also received a free pass.
"Those two walks are what ultimately killed me," Reed said. "I know I'm going to give up hits, so the one to Gomes didn't frustrate me too bad other than there was a guy in scoring position and the game-tying run scored. Mostly I was frustrated with those two walks."
At the midway point of the season, Reed has blown three saves and has allowed eight home runs. The home run total is the most in the National League and only Ernesto Frieri and Shawn Tolleson have as many in the American League
Reed allowed six home runs all of last season.
"It could have gone a lot better," Reed said when asked to evaluate his first half. "I've also done some things that I've liked. Mechanically I changed a couple of things that feel good now, I feel comfortable. I definitely wouldn't give me a passing grade. I think I definitely think I have room for improvement."
Spruill called up as shoulder injury puts Pacheco on DL
PHOENIX -- The D-backs placed catcher/infielder Jordan Pacheco on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis and recalled pitcher Zeke Spruill on Wednesday.
Spruill, the D-backs' No. 10 prospect, will pitch out of the bullpen for now. The D-backs' pitching is in a bit of flux after using nine pitchers in their 14-inning game with the Indians on Tuesday night.
"We thought bringing Spruill in would protect us from getting in a real bad situation tonight," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said before Wednesday's game with Cleveland.
After using all of his relievers Tuesday night, Gibson had to bring in starter Josh Collmenter to pitch the 14th inning. Collmenter had been scheduled to start Friday against the Padres, but instead he will be pushed back to Saturday while Brandon McCarthy's start will move up from Saturday to Friday.
Gibson chose to use Collmenter rather than McCarthy in relief because Collmenter is more used to pitching in relief while McCarthy is more regimented in how he gets ready to pitch and likely would have needed more time to get ready.
With the D-backs having two off days this week, McCarthy will still get an extra day of rest despite having his start moved up.
Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.