Patrick Corbin put in a good showing, giving Torey Lovullo seven innings of work during which he struck out seven and walked none. Paul Goldschmidt and Alex Avila both took Texas pitching deep.
Patrick Corbin continued his strong season, throwing seven innings of three-run ball. Corbin has now gone three starts without walking a batter and ten starts without allowing a home run.
Paul Goldschmidt continued to show his value in Texas, joining Alex Avila in hitting home runs on Tuesday. Goldschmidt’s first-inning home run helped pad Arizona’s MLB-lead for runs scored in the first inning.
With his May slump firmly behind him, Paul Goldschmidt is making it all but impossible for Torey Lovullo to stick to his pre-season plan of limiting the slugging first baseman to roughly 150 games played. In the thick of a pennant race, Arizona’s one-man wrecking crew #44, continues to shine and lead the way as the Diamondbacks battle to fend off the rest of the division.
Archie Bradley has been a mess since the All-Star break. Torey Lovullo and the Arizona Diamondbacks aren’t giving up on the right-hander though.
“Now, if it’s a trending, it’s a habit, it’s been happening a month, two, then we’ll have a different conversation. For right now, I know that Archie is exactly what we want on the mound late in games.”
Miguel Montero made the trip to the Dominican Republic as a team ambassador to take part in the ground-breaking ceremony for the Diamondbacks’ new baseball academy in Boca Chica. The complex will sit on the same plot as the previous one did from 1996-2003.
I’ll confess, I did not see the selection for Arizona coming.
Those regularly watching Arizona’s top-shelf defense making tough plays look routine should have some appreciation of the difficult position and decisions on display here.
Jayson Werth expected to be playing ball in 2018. Representatives he spoke with from various teams were unaware he still had any desire to play. Boras claims no one was interested in Werth’s services and advised Werth to sit out for a while to garner better offers. Now Werth is airing his grievances and Boras is on the defensive.