clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Snake Bytes 9/2: Arizona Rocks Colorado

A.J. Pollock had an adventurous night and Daniel Descalso had a big three-run homer in the seventh to extend the Diamondbacks’ winning streak to eight games and their lead over Colorado for the first wild card to 4.5 games.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies Photo by Joe Mahoney/Getty Images

Arizona 9, Colorado 5

Taijuan Walker had a long first inning, but he settled in and provided five innings of shutout baseball, striking out ten Rockies in the process. A.J. Pollock had a triple, played some great defense, and also scored from third on a hustle play when the Rockies threw over to first base. Daniel Descalso put the game well out of reach with a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning.

Related: Diamondbacks Build on Wild Lead

Related: Descalso Provides Crushing Blow Off Bench

Related: Walker Strikes Out 10 in Scoreless Start

Diamondbacks Use Extreme Shift Versus Rockies

With D.J. LeMahieu at the plate, Diamondbacks coach Dave McKay used his vast loads of scouting data to set an outfield shift that featured David Peralta in center, and a vacant left field.

Connor Grey Throws Perfect Game for Kane County

The Kane County Cougars’ Connor Grey threw a perfect game Friday night, the first perfect game ever thrown by an Arizona Diamondbacks minor league pitcher.

Related: 100 Pitch Perfection

J.D. Martinez’s Attention to Detail Paying on Display

The slugging right fielder takes meticulous notes on every pitch from every at-bat, whether it is in batting practice, or in the game. The results speak for themselves.

Arizona’s Sweep of Los Angeles Sends a Message

With the sweep of the Dodgers, the Diamondbacks evened the season series and put the rest of baseball on notice that Arizona is in control of their own destiny and cannot be intimidated.

Greinke Firmly in Cy Young Conversation

Zack Greinke joins Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer as one of the top-three candidates for the postseason award.