Zack Godley allowed six hits and four walks in his five innings of work, but managed to limit the damage to two runs allowed. That was plenty for the offense. Paul Goldschmidt added another extra-base hit (a double) and John Ryan Murphy clubbed three RBI allowing the offense to hand a two-run lead over to Brad Boxberger, who recorded his 18th save of the season.
David Peralta had three hits in the game. Jake Lamb had two of his own, one of which drove a run home. But it was John Ryan Murphy who made the Marlins pay when he hit. The Arizona catcher drove in a career-high three runs to pace the Diamondbacks in the win.
This almost falls into the “about time” category. The Diamondbacks recalled Jimmie Sherfy from Reno Tuesday afternoon. To make room on the roster, the recently abused Braden Shipley was sent back to Reno.
Monday’s highly anticipated return of Shelby Miller to the mound for Arizona did not go the way fans of the Diamondbacks hoped it would. The right-hander only lasted 3 2⁄3 innings. He threw only two pitches. his four-seam and his curve. On the plus side, he looked healthy, touched 95 with his fastball, and managed to record five strikeouts in his abbreviated outing.
Greg Moore makes the argument for Daniel Descalso to go to the All-Star Game as a utility infielder, even though he does not appear on the fan ballot at any position.
Carson Cistulli examines how the MLB leader in BABIP for the combined 2016-2018 seasons is getting the job done and finding success despite not having a single stand-out tool.