clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Snake Bytes 9/28: No Spoilage

The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Matt Kock to make his first major league start against Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals. The end result was pretty much what one would expect.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

Arizona 2, Washington 4

Arizona’s Matt Koch made his first start of his major league career and was impressive. The young right-hander, the return in the Addison Reed trade, went 5+ innings, allowing only two runs, those given up by Randall Delgado after Koch left the game with two on in the sixth inning. Unfortunately for Koch and the Diamondbacks, that was only good enough to earn a no-decision, as Max Scherzer did his typical thing and struck out 10 while only allowing two runs through six full innings.

Related: Koch Impresses

Related: Koch Making Case for Rotation

Related: Koch Shows Potential

Pollock, Diamondbacks Visit Walter Reed

In what has become an annual pilgrimige for the Diamondbacks when visiting Washingtron D.C. to play the Nationals, A.J. Pollock, Robbie Ray, Chip Hale, and others visited Walter Reed in support of troops injured serving in the United States military.

Diamondbacks Should Fix Problem, Not Blame

Jack Magruder makes his case for keeping the Diamondbacks front office and coaching staff togetehr, hoping that De Jon Watson is the one and only sacrificial lamb

Around MLB

Tigers Rout of Indians Pulls Them Within 1 Game of Wild Card

The Detroit Tigers have spent much of the season on the outside looking in. Many things have simply not broken their way. Yet, with yesterday’s 12-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians, supported by 7 23 innings of stellar pitching from Justin Verlander, the Tigers find themselves only one game out of the palyoffs with a week still to play.

A Potential Three-Way Tie for the Wild Card Brings Exciting Possibilities

A 162-game season and the addition of a second Wild Card playoff team was supposed to alleviate the need for extra “regular season” games. This season, should the results break just right, the National League could wind up with a three-way tie for the final playoff spots, throwing the entire playoff picture into a wonderfully meaningful and tense chaos of October baseball.

Reverse Standings

  1. Minnesota Twins 56-101 (.357)
  2. Atlanta Braves 64-92 (.410) +8
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks 65-92 (414) +8.5
  4. Tamp Bay Rays 65-92 (.414) +8.5
  5. Cincinnati Reds 66-91 (.420) +9.5