Most of the news surrounding the Diamondbacks yesterday was regarding the Locastro trade, which has been pretty well covered and discussed around these parts at this point. Beyond that, not a lot of digital ink was spilled for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but here are a couple of game recaps of the very nice win from yesterday...
Kelly turned in another workmanlike performance on Thursday night, giving the Diamondbacks seven solid innings in a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field.
It was the third consecutive outing in which Kelly stopped a skid: On June 21, he beat the Milwaukee Brewers to end a 17-game losing streak. Five days later, he beat the Padres in San Diego to end a record 24-game road losing streak.
It was the Giants seventh attempt to lose to the Diamondbacks, but only their first success. So far they had been thwarted by things like overcoming a 7-0 deficit. You know, things of that nature.
But on Thursday they finally did it. They did what they’ve been setting out to do all year long, and lost to the team that, prior to the game, had lost 38 of their last 42 games.
On Thursday night, Major League Baseball announced the starters for the 2021 All-Star Game, which will take place on Tuesday, July 13 at Coors Field in Denver. The voting results from the league’s two-step voting process for the All-Star game were revealed during a live broadcast Thursday evening.
Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that the league has placed former Mets general manager Jared Porter on the ineligible list, a punishment that will continue at least through the 2022 season. The decision stems from a months-long investigation into Porter for sending explicit, unsolicited text message images to a female reporter.
Hard to believe that less than a year ago, most of us were sorry to see this guy leave the organization...
The major league batting average jumped to .246 in June amid a crackdown by the commissioner’s office on foreign substances utilized by pitchers, raising the season average to .239.
“We’ve been talking about [a more consistent baseball] for years,” Dave Dombrowski, the Phillies president of baseball operations, said. “I’ve been in GM meetings, years ago, where they passed around the ball with more tack, kind of like what they use in Japan, and said they were trying to develop something like that. For whatever reason, we haven’t been able to find it, but I hope that they do. It would solve a lot.”