[D’backs.com] D-backs hang on for sixth straight victory - Don’t look away just yet. Whereas the Arizona Diamondbacks collapsed in September of 2018 to lose a division lead to the Los Angeles Dodgers, they now find themselves entering the same calendar month with a six game winning streak. It’s going to take a complete 180 degree turn from a year ago just to make a wild card, but this sure feels a lot better than what we can recall from last season. Christian Walker was the man of the game last night with a massive two run blast off of Clayton Kershaw in the fourth off the batter’s eye. That’s Walker’s fourth home run off of Kershaw in what was then his tenth at bat against him.
[AZ Central] Diamondbacks rolling, take third straight from Dodgers - There was a record 50,180 announced attendance at Chase Field last night thanks to a pregame bar crawl in the stadium, Hispanic Heritage Night, and a postgame concert. Unfortunately, a significant amount were Dodgers fans, but that didn’t stop the D’backs from coming back after a 3-0 deficit to secure a 6-5 victory. Eduardo Escobar hit his 32nd home run of the season in the eighth inning giving Arizona a crucial two run lead. It was needed almost immediately when Archie Bradley loaded the bases in the ninth with no outs. Christian Walker got it done at the plate and in the field with a gut punch double play in that bases loaded ninth.
(Not Really) Diamondbacks News
[AZ Central] Arizona Diamondbacks bringing Topgolf to Chase Field - Please, destroy property in the stadium with golf balls so we have an excuse to build a new one. From December 12th through the 15th, golfers, or non-golfers, can rent one of 23 bays in a Topgolf course transformed Chase Field. I can’t imagine they’d allow drivers to be used. I don’t think you’d want me in the stadium with a near 90 degree slicing action.
Around The League
[ESPN] Ex-Met Backman charged with domestic violence - Remember when the D’backs hired Wally Backman only to turn around and reverse the decision four days later when his criminal history was revealed? He’s flown under the radar as a manager of the Long Island Ducks in the independent Atlantic League, but finds himself under the thumb of the justice system yet again. Backman is accused of domestic violence and was arrested on Friday.
[MLB.com] Twins break all-time single-season HR record - The Minnesota Twins have set the single season record for most home runs. The previous mark stood for a whopping one year, set by the 2018 New York Yankees led by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. The Yankees are on pace to best that 2018 mark too as the ball continues to leave the park at an alarming rate.
[Tennessean] Group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Music City has chosen name: Nashville Stars - Old “friends” Tony La Russa and Dave Stewart are off doing “better things” with the hope of bringing MLB to Nasville, Tennessee. They now have a name, the Nashville Stars, because they’ll owe the D’backs about five of them in future trades.