Chris Owings was the only starter without a hit as the Diamondbacks’ bats came alive, rapping out 12 hits and pushing seven runs across the plate. Patrick Corbin remained effective, contributing seven innings of work.
John Ryan Murphy hit out of the three hole and drove in two runs. Nick Ahmed had a home run. Paul Goldschmidt continued to show signs of life, knocking two hits of his own, including a double and two RBIs. Patrick Corbin continued to find ways to succeed. THe left-hander threw seven innings, striking out seven and only allowing one run.
Mike Hazen Still Believes in Current Club
To show solidarity and reinforce his confidence in the current team, Mike Hazen altered his travel plans. Rather than hitting the road to do some pre-draft scouting, Mike Hazen showed up in Oakland to lend his support to the struggling Diamondbacks.
Archie Bradley Shaves!
No, Arizona’s star reliever did not lose the iconic beard. Rather, Bradley, along with teammates Ketel Marte and David Peralta made radical changes to their hairstyles in order to try and get a fresh start. Bradley still sports the bears, but his flowing hair has been shaved off.
Boston Ties Helped Buchholz Transition
It’s probably no surprise that Clay Buchholz felt a high level of comfort signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona’s GM, Assistant GM, and manager were all part of the Boston organization when Buchholz was still considered a rotation stalwart.
“To have a relationship with Torey, with Mike, with Jared, I think it was big. It’s just a whole communication factor is a big thing and whenever you already have a relationship built going into somewhere new, I think it makes it a little bit easier to transition.”
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