If you are hunting a play-off spot there is one thing you should not do: lose a series against a bad team. Not sure what part of that lesson the Seattle Mariners did not understand, since the D-Backs were able to snap their 17 losing away series skid at T-Mobile park. Yesterday’s guest recap wasn’t a guest recap at all since dusty, old English scholar James Attwood provided us with some nice detailed information. The lesson the Mariners did learn: despite some awkward defensive plays the D-Backs won, baby!
The D-backs’ 17 consecutive road sets without a series win was a franchise record. Although it is always nice to break new records, Torey was happier with breaking up that record: “I know it’s probably since Atlanta if I remember correctly. That’s a long time, but we did it and we’re going to move onward.” Where does that onward heads us to? Nobody knows and therefore it is a strange remark. What we should probably enjoy is what Gilbert said post-game: “It feels really good [...] to continue to kind of knock other teams out of their Wild Card push, it feels good.”
Arizona Sports and AZ Central didn’t care about the Diamondbacks and them winning an away series and had AP press articles up, so no links to them.
Hager had 9 at bats for the D-Backs at MLB level and if you care about him and this piece of information, please leave a message in the comments so we can rec that.
Around The MLB
Vladdie Jr. became the first player in MLB history to have 7 RBIs, 5 runs and 3 walks in a game since RBI became a stat in 1920.
More than half of the damage from the series came in just four innings — 11 runs in the seventh inning of Saturday’s nightcap and 16 over the course of the first three innings of Sunday’s game. The 27 runs in a four-inning span are the most in MLB history, surpassing the previous record of 25.
Numbers 1 to 240 were with the Diamondbacks. He was promising in Arizona, good in Detroit, great in Washington and, unfortunately, brilliant in Los Angeles since the trade deadline.
[Yahoo Sports] Cheating allegations, yelling, a three-home run game: Mets, Yankees fire up emotional rivalry
They were standing united when the series started, but after that it was time for some bitching.
Across The Atlantic
The European Baseball Championship has started this weekend with, as usual, The Netherlands and Italy being the teams to beat. All teams will play without any of their professional baseball players from overseas, but how many players on each European baseball roster are actually born in the country they play for? Like the Dutch blogger of this article wrote: “how will the game of baseball become popular if foreign players keep local players from the roster of the national team?” Interesting question, especially eyeing Greece (not one player born in Greece), Spain (just two players born in Spain) and Israel (52% born outside of Israel, and it is actually a surprise it was that low a percentage).