One of my favorite catchphrases for smallball baseball is, "Speed kills." The Snakes showed why on Tuesday night when their speed on the bases created havoc of a sort that put the Diamondbacks in the driver’s seat, both for the game and for the playoffs.
Even strong, complete team games are starting to come with too much high-pressure drama.
A collision in shallow left, fan interference on a play at the wall, Gabi hits a triple, Martinez surrenders a salami, and Pfaadt notches his first win - all in the same game.
The late offense wasn’t enough to save the Snakes in game one of the series against the division leading Dodgers.
Yesterday was the trade deadline and a busy one it was. Here is some of the fallout.