Strong pitching by Taijuan Walker was nice to see. But this game took 7 innings before the offense came alive. Just like last year, this team doesn’t give up and David Peralta is still a spark plug. His two-run home run changed the game and the bullpen did its job. Hard not to love this team.
This link above describes Lovullo admitting to using naughty language directed toward Molina. If you want a more detailed description of events, click the NY Daily News “Related” link below. Benches cleared with some minor shoving. Unclear if Lovullo will be disciplined.
A nice FanGraphs article looking at another D-backs’ starting pitcher. Clearly, Zack is doing something right and a curveball that looks like a fastball out of the hand would certainly qualify as a reason why.
He’s batting .167 after a week with the Yankees. He still has 3 home runs despite his ‘struggles’. If only Goldy was struggling like that.
An interesting article about a player who rose and fell so quickly. Apparently, the league is not too interested in one-dimensional power hitters who do everything else poorly. Matt Holiday and Jayson Werth are not on a MLB roster. Neither is Yasmany Tomas. Interesting.