Back to back series against two of the worst teams in the league is hopefully what was needed to turn around the Diamondbacks’ fortunes on offense. At the conclusion of the 3rd inning of intergalactic battle, Arizona had banked enough runs to secure tacos for tomorrow. Paul Goldschmidt became the first D’backs player since Chris Young in 2011 to hit a home on his bobblehead night, according to the Fox Sports broadcast. After a called boderline strike on a fastball in, he turned on a 95 MPH heater later in the at bat to give Arizona an early 1-0 lead. The blast sailed 430 feet down the left field line into the second diamond level, a good sign to see from #PaulSolo.
Ketel Marte added to the tally with an RBI triple in the 2nd, and was subsequently brought in himself on a sac fly from Jeff Mathis. David Peralta brought home tacos in the 3rd with a two run blast to the right field bleachers on a 1-2 count after fouling off a few pitches.
Zack Greinke opposed Marlins’ lefty Caleb Smith on the mound and was respectable scattering 7 hits and a walk over 6 2⁄3 innings to go along with 6 strikeouts. Starlin Castro had two doubles to right center off of Greinke, scoring in the 6th inning on a Brian Anderson triple for one of Miami’s two runs.
With the victory Arizona achieved its second series win in a row. Full PBR cap to follow.