The Diamondbacks win, 3-1, giving them their first series win over the Dodgers since September 2019. They had gone 5-24 against LA over the past two seasons.— Theo Mackie (@theo_mackie) April 27, 2022
“They feel he’s that good and so do I,” Strom said about Gallen being a Cy Young candidate. “When I saw him pitch against us a number of years back in Houston, I mean, the hitters were coming back [to the dugout] raving about this guy. So I knew a lot about Gallen.”
“We’ve learned to embrace close games, we’ve learned to embrace execution in critical moments and we’re prepared to play games like this all season long,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said.
“I think from a performance standpoint I would have expected both to get off to a slower start — coming off surgery, not playing a lot last year, starting the year (with) cold (weather),” Diamondbacks farm director Josh Barfield said. “But these guys have come out and from Day 1 they’ve been on it — almost from the first swing they’ve taken.”
BuNtInG iS NoT aN OpTiOn! Sergio Alcantara hits a little league bunt triple
“You care about your players and getting into right and wrong and intent and what have you,” Mets manager Buck Showalter said. “You reach a point where it’s about safety of your players. We’re lucky. You talk about a pitch that broke his helmet. It’s not good. I’m not happy.”
Yes, they look like contenders again. Sure, they have an intriguing, exciting roster of players. And yes, they’re winning lots of games.
Throughout Major League Baseball, it is difficult to tell which owner stands out among the rest as the worst in the league. If this was a few years ago, it would be easy to say the Wilpons, the ex-owners of the New York Mets. Today, it’s not as clear.
So how did someone make the list below? The owners listed below all rank last in almost every MLB category. These five owners/teams have been below average for many years and have very low fan attendance at games. In baseball, franchises can only be productive if the owners are willing to pay the price.