The Toronto Blue Jays wasted no time ending the Diamondbacks’
five-game winning streak, putting up a three-spot in the bottom of the first
inning. Russell Martin, Edwin Encarnacion, and Troy Tulowitzki all homered in
the matinee game. Arizona starter, Robbie Ray, surrendered only four hits in 5
1/3 innings of work. Unfortunately for Ray and the Diamondbacks, two of those
hits cleared the wall, accounting for four of Toronto’s runs on the day.
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Diamondbacks Piling Up the Strikeouts
While still nowhere near the record pace of previous
seasons, the Diamondbacks have now struck out 655 times on the season,
third-most in the majors.
Yerzy Adds Organizational Depth Behind Plate
With only Tuffy Gosewisch and Oscar Hernandez in place to
fill in behind Welington Castillo and Chris Hermann, the Diamondbacks look to
17-year-old Andrew Yerzy to possibly give the organization a catcher to hope on
for the future.
Diamondbacks Leery of Sign Stealing
Even with the bases empty, Chris Hermann was mixing up the
signs to prevent Toronto from stealing an advantage.
Where Art Thou, Patrick Corbin?
Patrick Corbin entered the season with a fresh arm and a new
pitch in his repertoire, so what has happened to the once-darling of the Arizona
Is Offense Over Defense Hurting Arizona?
In 2015 Arizona sported one of the best defenses in
baseball. The combination of Pollock and Inciarte in the outfield was akin to
patrolling the vast expanse with a Dyson vacuum. This season the Diamondbacks
are without either of those players and are relying on bats rather than gloves to
carry outfielders onto the roster.
First it was the luckiest of lucky catches that will go down
in the boxscore as a popup to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Then it was a
gaffe by Washington center fielder, Michael Taylor which led to Yasiel Puig
rounding the bases on a little league home run to walk off the Dodgers on
Ichiro Suzuki flashed the leather as well as the bat on
Wednesday. The right fielder went 1-for-4 in the Marlins’ victory and is now 17
hits from the 3,000 plateau.