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Diamondbacks 3, Astros 0: Zack Attack

Zack Grienke had a dominate day against the Astros, giving Diamondbacks fans a glimpse of what they were hoping to see from the ace since April.

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Record: 24-32. Pace: 69-93. Change over last year: -3.

Look, people have rough outings and bad days. Just because Grienke has had some bad games and only decent games, might not mean more than a bad run. Still, it was nice to see, and hopefully a sign of things to come.

How good was Grienke? How does 11 strikeouts and only 4 hits over 7 innings, while also not giving up any runs? The 11 strikeouts is a season high for the hurler, and the first time no runs were allowed. The Game Score of 80 was also his highest for the season, and would have qualified for his 4th best if it had happened last year. What I'm saying was he was good.

Dallas Keuchel, Zack's opposition on the mound, had a pretty good day as well. He got into the 7th inning before getting into trouble, and carried a shutout into that frame. The stalemate wouldn't last the inning, though, with the Diamondbacks finally breaking through for their three runs of the game.

Rickie Weeks, Jr led the 7th off with a single. Wellington "All-Star" Castillo then doubled to bring him home for the first run. Lamb was hit by a pitch, and was followed by an Owings RBI single. Ahmed hit a sac fly for third, and final run of the game.

It was good to see a win again, but even more so to see Grienke dominate. Here's to many more.

Source: FanGraphs

Whataburger: Zack Grienke (40.3%)

Burger King: Jean Segura (-0.99%)

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The Diamondbacks continue their road trip with a stop in Chicago to play the Cubs. All three games have an 11:20 Arizona Time start time.