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I don't think I've ever seen a take out slide at home plate on a double play ball, but I guess that's what you expect when you declared yourself an Arizona Diamondback fan.

mark trumbo, full of grace
mark trumbo, full of grace
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THE GOOD

  • Josh Collmenter looked like his normal self out there. His fastball/cutter velocity averaged 86 mph and touched 88+ a couple times and looked to have more control over his pitches, despite being roughed up a bit out there. He finished with 5 IP, 6 hits, 2 runs (both earned), with 3 K's and 2 BB's.
  • Mark Trumbo hit a deep homer to center field, estimated at 425 feet. He also walked twice and made all the plays he should have out there in right field.
  • A.J. Pollock had 2 hits, a walk, and his 11th stolen base on the year while playing his usual stellar defense in center.
  • David Peralta came on as a pinch hitter in the top of the 6th with runners on 1st and 2nd and lined a single to right field to score them both after Jason Heyward bobbled the ball.
  • Randall Delgado, Oliver Perez, and J.C. Ramirez all came in after the short start from Collmenter and threw scoreless innings.

THE BAD

  • Poor Brad Ziegler. Coming into today's game his ERA was a minuscule 0.86. But a belt high change-up to Jason Heyward tied the game and everything unraveled after that. Pinch-hitter Peter Bourjos singled, Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday walked to load the bases with 1 out. Jhonny Peralta stepped up and, well, I'll just let you watch.

  • Ender Inciarte was 0 for 5 and as you can probably tell, struggled to do much of anything offensively out there.

THE UGLY

  • Jordan Pacheco replaced Tuffy Gosewisch, who was replaced after injuring himself on this play. There's probably a reason why Pacheco didn't play much catcher in Colorado, and we saw that tonight. Just a flat out dumb play from Pacheco to not clear himself after getting the force out at home. At first I assumed the new catchers rules would apply, but looking at it now, it's almost like breaking up a double play at 2nd. As long as you can reach the plate, you can break up the play, which Bourjos smartly did.
  • After extending his hitting streak to 11 games, Yasmany Tomas would leave 4 runners on base (2 in scoring position). He looked overmatched on most everything off the plate away.

Source: FanGraphs

RC-P90: David Peralta 34.8%
Silenced PP7 : J.C. Ramirez 13.1%, Mark Trumbo 12.8%
KLOBB: Brad Ziegler -82.1%

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Big turnout for the series finale, probably with good reason with all the other games being pretty close and due to the fact it was a Wednesday with nothing else interesting on the boob tube. I had a pretty good comment and because I like winning I picked myself.

Come back tomorrow as the Diamondbacks look to defeat no one because they have a day off. We'll probably have a bunch of articles and stuff for you to read and comment about. And who knows, maybe we'll hear good news about Tuffy Gosewisch and/or Peter O'Brien will get called up.