Zack Greinke was dominant. Paul Goldschmidt hit not one, but two home runs. Archie Bradley continued to strike out hitters with impunity. Yet, despite all this, we also got to witness yet another harrowing save by Fernando Rodney as the Diamondbacks dodges a bases-loaded and one out situation in the bottom of the ninth.
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No two ways about it, Arizona’s starters have been getting the job done.
The opinions are rather split, but most seem to agree that Arizona’s biggest issue is probably their depth, and this could come back to bite them as the season wears on - especially without the assets to trade for help later in the season, even if they do “have” the money to make things work.
When your team’s closer leads the list, one would expect the team to be having a rough year. Hopefully Arizona’s success in spite of Rodney is a good sign of things to come.
Arizona is doing things few imagined they would or could.
The concept of velocity reigning ass king is doing today’s pitchers no favours, but it seems few are paying attention to those that are trying to point this out.
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The Diamondbacks rank among the most aggressive teams in baseball when it comes to making things interesting on the base paths.