This was a game that illustrates perfectly why a starting pitcher should not be judged too harshly based on won-loss records. Merrill Kelly went 8 innings and gave up only a single home run that was just barely beyond the reach of Adam Jones in rightfield. The Diamondbacks had difficulty generated offense against a “bullpen” game that featured five pitchers on Boston combining for the shutout. The fifth inning offered an opportunity when Christian Walker led off the inning with a double. An infield bouncer by Nick Ahmed was not enough, Walker was thrown out at home. It seems that a ball off Ahmed’s bat is not the best time to go for home in this series.
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This year is becoming the “year of the quad”. A large muscle that is not a susceptible to injury as it’s sister muscle, the hamstring. It does not appear to be as serious as Jake Lamb’s injury and the Diamondbacks always seem to have plenty of catchers with similar abilities during the Hazen era.
We may find out if Zack has figured it out after an opening day debacle. This will be a home game, so he will get to hit against this AL foe.
He’s got the wife. He wants the longevity. But Justin will need a few more rings to match Tom.
The guy was a stud not too long ago mashing home runs. I would see his name in the box score and have to remind myself he was not Chili Davis, but he was awesome. Lately, not so much. Still has yet to get a hit this season after a poor season last year.