The D-backs could only manage 3 hits in this one. Hard to win that way, but they did manage to tie the score in the bottom of the 4th. The bullpen did a fantastic job keeping the game tied until Hirano finally game up a home run to Sandoval which sealed the game. Robbie Ray gave up 2 runs but only 4 innings with another high pitch-count game.
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The D-backs seem to play better on the road than at home again this year. Hard to explain, but 4-6 on this homestand is certainly a disappointment.
Weaver Brings Recent Success to Opener in SD
It can be easily argued that Luke Weaver is the second best starter on the team right now. Time to keep it going to keep pushing San Diego deeper into third place in the West.
D-backs Farm Rumblings: Kevin Kron Cannot Be Stopped
“Cron hit five more long balls last week, giving him 19 on the season — the most of any player in the minors this year. Cron’s RBI total of 54 is good enough for the second-highest mark in all of professional baseball.”
That is some nice buzz, maybe it will begin to remind us of the Paul Goldschmidt buzz back in the day.
Lovullo Still Does Not Know Zack Godley’s Role
This is a tough one. Zack Godley has earned a long leash the past couple of seasons. He is also out of options to be sent down. It would almost be easier if he was injured, but if not, he will have to prove himself in the bullpen probably.
The Toughest Guy to Strikeout on Each Team
This is interesting about Adam Jones. As a rookie he struck out 29 percent of the time. Less than half that now.
The Yankees are on top and the Dodgers are started to pull away a bit. The Diamondbacks fell out of the top ten. That is unsurprising after the last homestand.
We saw some of that power recently against the Pirates. Some guys develop power later in their careers.