One day after an impressive major-league debut, the Diamondbacks’ right-handed prospect was sent back to the minor leagues. On Saturday, Clarke worked three innings and singled in the eighth to become the first pitcher with a save and a hit in his major-league debut since saves became an official stat in 1969, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. “Pretty fun, pretty special to be a part of that,” Clarke said. His manager, Torey Lovullo, said, “He’s got great memories. He can hand them off to his boys and his wife and his parents, so it’s a very special moment for him and for us and for all of player development.”
The Nets’ general manager, a former Cal center, was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for entering the referees’ locker room after Brooklyn’s 112-108 loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series. Marks might have hoped to protest an apparent Philly foul in the final seconds that resulted instead in a Nets turnover, along with wanting to know why 76ers center Joel Embiid had two run-ins with Nets center Jared Allen that were not deemed flagrant-2 fouls. Up 3-1, the 76ers will try to end the series Tuesday in Game 5 in Philadelphia.
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