Robbie Ray surrendered four runs in the fifth inning before coming back out and pitching a strong sixth. The Diamondbacks responded with four runs of their own in the seventh. Then, Christian Walker came to bat in the ninth with the score tied at six. Walker collected his third hit of the night by crushing a home run to center field off of Braves closer A.J. Minter to break the tie and put the Diamondbacks ahead for good.
He started the season as Jake Lamb’s platoon mate at first base. In the wake of Lamb’s injury, Walker has stepped up and then some.
Robbie Ray was not at his sharpest. Yoan Lopez gave up his first run of the season. It didn’t matter in the end. Christian Walker was on the spot to save the day.
Jeff Wiser looks at ahead at what waits for Arizona over the next few months.
In the continuing saga of Peter Angelos’ disagreement with the league moving the Expos to his beltway market, the Orioles and Nationals are now headed to court again, since it seems that now the Nationals have gotten some big egos.
Houston Astros starter, Collin McHugh had to move quickly and acrobatically to avoid injury from a comebacker.
Chris Sale is not having a good season for the Red Sox.