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