Hale has served as the Athletics’ bench coach for the past three seasons.
All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.
“I’ve soul-searched and this is not the time” to call it quits, Scully said.
Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy was suspended for 10 games and Diamondbacks infielder Eric Hinske for five Friday for their roles in a brawl this week, while managers Don Mattingly and Kirk Gibson were given one-game bans.
After the game, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson was asked what he thought about Samardzija yelling at his team.
The Arizona Diamondbacks currently sit 6 1/2 games out of first place behind the Dodgers and Giants in the National League West.
David DeJesus and Starlin Castro, the top two players in the Chicago Cubs’ batting order, had four hits apiece on Saturday night. And neither table-setter scored.
Kirk Gibson and Joe Maddon won Manager of the Year awards Wednesday — one for overseeing a worst-to-first turnaround that lasted all season, the other after a frantic playoff push in the final month.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Tuesday that Cubs manager Mike Quade will replace Jim Riggleman on his National League All-Star coaching staff.
The Chicago Cubs are going for their first consecutive wins of the young 2011 season. Alfonso Soriano, like he has so far this season, could play a big factor in that.