Things started off well enough. Robbie Ray efficiently threw zeros up on the scoreboard through the first three innings while also showing that he had his strikeout pitch working. The offense scored twice in both the second and third innings. Then the defense let Ray down in the fourth - twice. After that, Ray induced what in most places would have been a routine fly to center off the bat of Chris Iannetta, only to have it drop in front of a charging Marte who had been playing back like outfielders do only in Colorado. NExt thing Ray knew, it was a 4-4 tie. Ray allowed one more earned run in 1 2⁄3 innings, completing what was actually a fairly good night on his part. The Arizona offense broke out the bats in a big way though, tallying four home runs on the night, two by Ketel Marte. McFarland, Chafin, and Holland combined to return four runs to the Rockies, but managed to do just enough to secure the win for Arizona.
Arizona’s middle infielder-turned-center fielder homered from both sides of the plate on Friday night to help lead Arizona’s 10-run explosion.
The Diamondbacks managed four home runs in Friday night’s game.
Tim Locastro replaced Caleb Joseph on the 25-man roster.
The Class A+ pitcher turned a bunt-hit into an out in a very unexpected way - with an on-target kick.
No sooner did the Yankees activate Miguel Andujar from the I than they lose another starting player to injury. This time, it is starter James Paxton who is headed to the IL. For the time being, he is being replaced by former Diamondback, Jake Barrett on the 25-man roster.
An early-season look at the current power rankings of the upcoming free agent class. With Goldschmidt and Arenado both off the board, Anthony Rendon slides into the top position player slot at number two overall, behind Gerrit Cole.