When Robbie Ray is right, he pitches 5 scoreless innings, walks 4 and strikes out 6 with 103 pitches. His numbers never cease to amaze me. Walker and Escobar homered as the D-backs took an early lead and managed to hold it to the end.
Considering the D-backs win 90% of games played when entering them 2 games under .500 this year, maybe it is time to pretend that is how the standings always look. Winning 27 of the next 31 games will surely mean playoffs. But just try to flip a coin 10 times and call it 9 times, see how long it takes.
The majors have another month but the minors are almost finished. September rules are different and it’s soon to start. Kevin Cron hitting a walk-off is always exciting though.
There is actually a rich history of baseball in Miami. But when the Marlins fall short of 1 million fans in attendance this year, the financials are a disaster.
It’s fun to talk about the emergent Mets or the Cardinals with Goldy. As for the Diamondbacks, terribly consistent mediocrity is quite the subject.