Chris Iannetta was the story for the Diamondbacks in this one. After recovering a wild pitch in time to gun down Eric Thames trying to score in the sixth, he went to work with the bat in the ninth. With two outs in the top of the ninth and the Diamondbacks down one, the Arizona catcher deposited one in the seats to send the game into extras.
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Having done all that could be asked of him against the White Sox last Wednesday, Randall Delgado will again make the start for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday against the Pirates to cover the second of Taijuan Walker’s missed outings due to blisters.
The bullpen has long been a source of concern for Arizona. Mike Hazen and Co. have worked hard to assemble a relief core that has, so far, turned out to be a team strength.
Owings is the only NL player with at least 14 starts in outfield and the middle infield, and he also is the only player with at least 10 plate appearances at five different spots in the lineup.
Despite soft rules in place to improve the pace of play, pace of play is now slower than it has ever been and, unless something changes now, this season will also be the longest ever by length of games played.
Remember when, just last season, Joey Votto’s strikeout rate jumped up over the 30% mark and the questions started bflying about whether or not his days as an elitehitter might be coming to an end? Since the middle of last season, including the first six weeks of this season, Votto has cut the strikeouts so severely that he is now one of the hardest players in the game to make whiff, and he’s still being productive.
Steven Souza Jr Provides Comic Relief then Redeems Himself
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