This game was actually the closest of the series, though it was rarely in doubt as the D-backs broke out early in the game. Ketel Marte hit a ball to triples alley, but it cleared the deep fence easily and majestically. That was a bomb. The Diamondbacks scored 34 runs this series. 34! A nice response after getting swept by SD the series before and dropping to .500 at the time.
Luke Weaver pitched well but had to leave after 5 innings with “forearm tightness”. Unfortunately, D-backs fans know what that means most of the time. If he does need Tommy John surgery, it will be a blow to the team and to a pitcher having a fantastic year. He says it will be a minor injury, but “they” always say that.
We still have our number one starter at least and he has been lights out for most of this year. The bigger key to this series might be to continue this hot hitting. Hard to lose when you score 34 runs in a series.
Check out this article, some of the numbers are crazy.
Vargas, Locastro, Clarke, and Cron would all clearly like to make the decision of sending them back down a difficult one.
Everyone is talking about the Yankees, of course. The season is not so young anymore, but still a long way to go.