The Diamondbacks offense set a franchise record with nine different players recording extra-base hits. Meanwhile, Robbie Ray was on the mound and, while not his sharpest, still provided six innings of two-run baseball. Not a bad way to bring an end to a season-long losing streak.
One of the key members of the Diamondbacks’ bullpen will be shut down from any throwing for two weeks.
As also covered in our Minor League Recap, Pavin Smith had a big night last night.
The J.D. Martinez Trade
The Arizona Diamondbacks have an official announcement to make.
The trade speaks volumes about the team’s October expectations.
What does the trade tell us about the trade market, including supply, demand, and the value of a corner outfielder?
Long-and-short, the players traded away are not expected to put up a combined three wins in the next five seasons. Since Martinez should improve left field by three wins in just the rest of this season, it’s hard to not like the deal for Arizona.
Leave it to the Yankees to make sure the Diamondbacks’ big move ends up on page two less than 12 hours after being completed. The Yankees acquired David Robertson, Todd Frazier, and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox for Tyler Clippard and three prospects.
It seems not even the Dodgers are immune to the attraction of getting paid for naming rights. Notable in this case though, is that it is only the field’s name that is up for sale. Maybe a crowd-source the $12 million to name it Paul Goldschmidt Field at Dodger Stadium? I’m with the author though, Jackie Robinson Field sounds about right. I kind of doubt that happens though.
Usually I wouldn’t include this much about the Dodgers on this site, but sometimes they just do something news-worthy. Last night, behind Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers beat the White Sox 1-0. That puts them on a 30-4 run. That is a team best since 1899 (not a typo) and the best in baseball since 1977. Yeah, the Wild Card is looking good.