The Arizona offense continued to put their long stretch of offensive futility behind them, rapping out seven runs on 12 hits and four walks. Zack Godley played with fire, but managed to escape a crucial jam in the third inning on his way to pitching a solid 6 2⁄3 innings.
It wasn’t necessarily a pretty outing, but Godley gave the Diamondbacks just what the doctor ordered, surrendering only two runs over 6 2⁄3 innings.
In the first inning of Friday night’s game, Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 11 games. During the streak, the slugging first baseman has six doubles, a triple, and six home runs. The rest of the Arizona lineup pitched in, following Goldschmidt’s early lead, and contributed nine hits and five RBI of their own.
Ray’s 46-pitch rehab start went smoothly, as did his next-day recovery. The left-hander has been on the shelf since late-April, but appears to be nearing a return around the break.
Looking for rotation depth in spring, the Diamondbacks approached right-hander, John Lackey, about signing a minor league deal.
Joshua Inman evaluates Jon Jay and the trade that the Diamondbacks completed to bring the corner outfielder to Arizona.
While the bench-clearing brouhaha garnered the majority of the headlines, Adrian Beltre made history in Tuesday night’s game between the Rangers and Dodgers, further cementing his Hall of Fame candidacy.