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Last-minute start suited Collmenter well

Last-minute start suited Collmenter well
SAN FRANCISCO -- Short notice was no problem for D-backs right-hander Josh Collmenter.

Collmenter found out late Monday night that he would be starting against the Giants on Tuesday in place of Tyler Skaggs. With little or no time to prepare, Collmenter managed to hold San Francisco to just one run on two hits over five innings.

"I think I would probably prefer that just because then you don't have to change anything or start thinking," Collmenter said about the late notice. "It was just a matter of going out there and seeing what I can do."

After watching Collmenter handle the pressure of a must-win Game 3 in last year's National League Division Series, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson had no reservations about giving Collmenter the start.

"I just have confidence, I guess, that he'll be able to handle it," Gibson said.

Collmenter will start for the final time this year Sunday against the Cubs at Chase Field.

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