While Arizona’s offensive woes continued the pitching staff continued to get beaten by the long ball.
The Diamondbacks have dropped their last six games. Meanwhile Chicago continued to win. The combination now puts the Diamondbacks 4 1⁄2 games out of the second wild card seed.
Diamondbacks Lose Sixth Straight
Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with an RBI continuing his streak of now 17 consecutive games of safely reaching base. That was one of the few highlights from the game as the offense once again failed to provide much support for Arizona’s pitching staff.
Diamondbacks Ink Mike Hazen to Extension
As covered here on the Pit yesterday the angst surrounding Hazen possibly departing can now abate.
Eight Surprising League Leaders
The Diamondbacks have a presence on this list but it isn’t the one I was expecting.
It is September and Paul Goldschmidt is playing meaningful baseball against the Milwaukee Brewers. We all know how that story ends. The Cardinals faithful in St. Louis watched with great excitement as Paul Goldschmidt launched two home runs including a grand slam, to drive in seven all together against the division rivals.
Shawn Kelly was in the middle of his delivery when A’s outfielder Mark Canha stepped out of the box and was granted time. Not wanting to hurt himself trying to pull up Kelly just allowed his momentum to follow through resulting in his “pitch” flying up into the second deck behind home plate.