Zack Godley made a five-run bottom of the first inning stand up, allowing only four runs across six innings to the potent Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense. Paul Goldschmidt added a much-needed insurance run with a home run in the fifth inning, allowing the Diamondbacks to escape hiccups by Archie Bradley and Fernando Rodney.
Although there is still one more day for the Diamondbacks to make a waiver trade, the team seems more likely to rely on the depth it already has for the middle infield and eye a possible return of both Nick Ahmed and Chris Owings for the playoffs.
Not until recent pictures of the flooding were released did Paul Goldschmidt realize just how bad the situation near his home really was.
After losing time to a broken hand from being hit by a pitch three seasons ago, A.J. Pollock has been working with various entities, especially Under Armour, to develop a better batting glove to protect the hands of hitters. While he doesn’t expect 100% protection, better gloves (like cricket gloves) that could do “just enough” to prevent breakage are what he hopes and expects to see in the near future.
Fangraphs takes a look at the names to keep an eye on in the upcoming AFL. Victor Robles, Kyle Tucker, Dillon Tate, Max Pentecost, and Touki Toussaint (rated with the best curve in this year’s league) highlight the list.