Robbie Ray is back and right on track. Daniel Descalso hit another essential homer. And Boxberger is getting scarier every outing. But the D-backs are poised to win the series against the Marlins with Zack Greinke on the mound this morning. He may have lost some velocity, but also certainly knows how to pitch. Today’s game will mark the end of the first half for the D-backs this year. Those of us who predicted them to be in the 90-win range are taking comfort, but a lot of baseball is left to be played.
Before some of us celebrate (is he actually injured?), just remember, Lovullo has faith in the man behind the plate who can help the team win even without getting a hit.
Godley struggled during May like much of the D-backs. But he is not like Goldy or the other Zack with long resumes, it was getting concerning that maybe he was a one year wonder. But he is righting the ship with a good attitude and getting positive results.
This article hits all the right points. A shortstop that can hit. J.D. type potential for second half (almost). Keep him off the Dodgers roster. The question is about price, not if it could be a good fit.
This has turned into an annual argument. This long FanGraphs article covers most of the angles. As for this year? Winning the division is a real incentive to reach.
The way baseball works, the World Series champion can certainly come out of the AL Central.