While tonight’s Diamondbacks game wasn’t quite the beat down that the Nationals put on the Mets, it was a fantastic pitching performance from Zack Godley, and a solid performance from the offense.
Godley was just straight up dominate. He went seven innings, and at no point did it seem like the Ranger’s offense stood a chance. Ten strikeouts, one walk, and only two hits. He sat down the side in order in the first, third, fourth, and sixth. Only in the second did the Rangers even get a runner to second. Fantastic. TJ McFarland replaced him in the eighth, and closed out the game while preserving the shut out.
On the offensive side of things, they were just as good, though on a night where eight other teams reached six runs, it seems almost pedestrian! Jon Jay, AJ Pollock, Paul Goldschmidt, and Nick Ahmed all got RBI tonight. Ahmed got two and Pollock’s came on a home run. Full recap to follow as soon as I make it home from the ball park!