Record: 38-41. Pace: 78-84. Change over 2014: +6.
Through 6 innings it seemed like this was going to be a tight game, with both starters putting the game on lock down. It wouldn't last forever, though, with the Diamondbacks exploding for 7 runs in the 6th and 7th innings to put the game well out of reach.
Before I describe the offensive onslaught, though, let's give it up for Jeremy Hellickson. Poor guy has been taking sass all year for having the nerve to be traded to the Diamondbacks, and then not being the second coming of Teddy Roosevelt. He was dealing tonight, though, going a full 7 innings (his first time this year!), giving up only 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 6. Jeremy spoke in class today, indeed.
Anyways, back to the offense. When AJ Pollock led off the 6th inning, the D-backs were down 1-0. He instantly changed that with a solo home run.
I was going to then describe in more detail how the other runs were scored, but I'm sure you have the ability to go look it up if you really need a full blow-by-blow. I think what's more important is that this game was like a nice palate cleanser after the Dodgers. Sure, the Rockies are barely a Major League team, but putting them on blast is always fun.
The last run was scored in the 8th when Nolan Arenado clanked a routine grounder like an idiot.
If I was better at this I'd give you a series of interesting factoids and figures that would be unique to this game. But instead here's a recipe for Soco's Beef Stroganoff:
- Thinly sliced steak, browned in pan
- 1 large onion
- 3 cups of cooked egg noodles
- 1 large can of cream of mushroom soup
- 2 shots of vodka (1 for you, 1 for the sauce)
- Splash of white wine (to ward off vampires)
- Nearly full bottle of white wine (for you while you cook)
- French's yellow mustard (to taste)
- Green peas
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The Diamondbacks continue on tomorrow night against the Rockies. First pitch is at 6:40pm Arizona Time, so tune in or don't.