Matt Koch once again did everything that could be asked for and more of a fill-in #5 starter. Alas, the inability to get a timely (or really any) hit, combined with some ineffective base running doomed Arizona to another loss. Even with UmpShow Angel Hernandez gift-wrapping a leadoff walk to the heart of the Diamondbacks’ order in the ninth, Arizona was shut out for the second time this season.
Dyson Robs Santana to Keep Arizona Close
Koch escaped some serious trouble in the fourth inning when Jarrod Dyson drifted back and stole a three-run home run from Milwaukee’s Domingo Santana. That kept the score knotted at zero, but Arizona was unable to capitalize on the opportunity.
Unsurprisingly, Jon Duplantier sits atop Fangraphs’ ranking of the organization’s top 23 prospects. The rest of the list looks very different from that put together by many others, including those of us here that put together our own lists.
Arizona manager, Torey Lovullo was on the air with Burns and Gambo yesterday.
“I definitely am up at night a little bit more than I normally am...”
The Diamondbacks are nearing the return of yet another member from the DL. 7-year-old Cindy McBride, known to many as the Flag Lady has been literally riding the pine as she recovers from breaking a toe during spring training.
Former Arizona prospect, Mitch Haniger was hit in the wrist by a pitch from former Arizona starter, Trevor Cahill. With that HBP, Seattle moved into first place in the majors with 29 batters that have suffered a hit-by-pitch.
Ohtani vs. Tanaka?
Assuming no rainouts, injuries, or other events that would shake up the rotations, Sunday’s game between the Angels and Yankees in the Bronx could be one of the biggest media events of the season. Masahiro Tanaka is slated to take the mound for the Yankees to face off against Japanese phenom, Shohei Ohtani, starting for the Angels.
Crawford Wins Sibling Rivalry (Sort of)
Houston’s Gerrit Cole is married to Brandon Crawford’s sister, Amy. While Cole is in the midst of a Cy Young-caliber season, Crawford is in the midst of a nine-game hitting streak. Crawford took Cole deep, launching a two-run homer into Houston’s Crawford Boxes. Cole got the last laugh though. Houston won the game 11-2.