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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

MLB.com: Rookie’s homer puts D-backs in tie for first

[Paul Goldschmidt] blasted a two-run homer off Tim Lincecum to lead the D-backs past the Giants, 6-1, on Tuesday night at AT&T Park.

The win was the fourth in a row for the streaking D-backs, who are now tied with the Giants for first place in the National League West. Arizona has won eight of its last 10 while San Francisco has dropped five straight.
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After popping out in his first at-bat against Lincecum, Goldschmidt, who led the Minor Leagues in homers with 30 at the time of his promotion, connected with a 2-1 fastball in the fifth and drove it deep into the seats in left.

NTNgod Posted: August 03, 2011 at 06:42 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dr. Vaux Posted: August 03, 2011 at 07:46 AM (#3891634)
Amazing as it would have seemed at the beginning of the season, I think the Diamondbacks are just plain, flat out better than the Giants. The Giants have that "just not enough offense" look about them.
   2. Greg K Posted: August 03, 2011 at 08:04 AM (#3891637)
Goldschmidt looks as good as advertised. He gave Cain a ride in his debut too.
   3. shoewizard Posted: August 03, 2011 at 01:06 PM (#3891657)
No way I saw this team being nearly this good. But here they are. Enjoying the ride.
   4. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: August 03, 2011 at 01:48 PM (#3891670)
Gibson for Manager of the Year, right?
   5. Mike Emeigh Posted: August 03, 2011 at 02:56 PM (#3891716)
Goldschmidt looks as good as advertised. He gave Cain a ride in his debut too.


I think you guys will really grow to like Goldschmidt. I was skeptical (as always) until I saw him play.

I think the Diamondbacks are just plain, flat out better than the Giants.


May be at that. The pitching isn't showing any signs of wobbling, and getting Putz back healthy makes a difference (although Hernandez was outstanding while JJ was out). Upton's been great, Parra's showing signs of being productive on a more consistent basis, Ryan Roberts has gotten back to where he was two years ago. Still have to wonder about the up-the-middle offense - Montero, Johnson, and Young have all been slumping and Bloomquist is, well, Bloomquist - but I think Arizona isn't going away any time soon.

-- MWE
   6. Harvey Berkman Posted: August 03, 2011 at 03:10 PM (#3891729)
Clint Hurdle for Manager of the Year?
   7. Cowboy Popup Posted: August 03, 2011 at 03:27 PM (#3891748)
I am very happy to see Ian Kennedy have this kind of success. His peripherals are pretty darn good (3.27 K/BB ratio). He's even keeping the ball in the yard at a decent rate. Good for him, I thought it would be have been bizarre if he could plow through the minors the way he did and not be useful in the Majors.

Miguel Montero is becoming one of my favorite players too. He completely saved my fantasy team when Mauer went down.
   8. valuearbitrageur Posted: August 03, 2011 at 05:15 PM (#3891834)
Thank god for Kevin Towers.

Where would this team be without his yeoman efforts signing Upton, Johnson, & Roberts, trading for Kennedy, Demel, and Young, drafting Goldschmidt, & Collmenter, and shrewdly acquiring a solid trade chit that was turned into Hudson. And he still has Jarrod Parker coming up.

Thank god the GM before him didn't dump Montero and Drew before this season.

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