The game started off nicely. The Diamondbacks put two runs on the board in support of Zack Godley before he ever took the mound. David Peralta tacked on another run with an opposite field solo shot in the second. Minnesota scratched back into it with solo runs in the third and fourth innings. Then the floodgates opened, with the bullpen unable to do anything to slow the tide. By the time the night was over, the Twins had scored ten unanswered runs on the back of six home runs to cruise to an easy blowout victory. At least the ceremony honoring Ron Gardenhire before the game was nice.
Robbie Ray will make his much-anticipated return to the Arizona rotation when the Diamondbacks head to New York to take on the struggling Mets.
Hard play isn’t the only thing that has contributed to the unexpected run of success the Arizona Diamondbacks have experienced this season.
Since the trade, J.D. Martinez’s batting average is much lower than anyone expected, but he is hitting home runs at the most prolific rate of his career.
Okay Los Angeles, we all get it. You want to make sure you lock up the playoffs before ever getting there. You can stop now.