Final week I praised Bobby Cox and his Atlanta Braves on their 6-Three highway journey and advised they have been starting to play like supervisor Cox
Final week I praised Bobby Cox and his Atlanta Braves on their 6-Three highway journey and advised they have been starting to play like supervisor Cox’s earlier NL East groups. Then the Dodgers and Arizona got here to Turner Subject and instantly the Braves are 1-6 on this present homestand.
The Braves received swept by Arizona on the weekend and the Diamondbacks are starting to play nice ball and this comes on the heels of the Phoenix Suns getting turfed from the NBA Playoffs.
Earlier than the Diamondbacks departed on a 10-game journey, supervisor Bob Melvin known as the tour to Cincinnati, New York and Atlanta a measuring stick that may give his crew an concept of simply how good it truly is.
After ending it off with a 7-Three document, topped by a four-game sweep of the Braves at Turner Subject, the outcomes are in: Arizona is a fairly good ballclub and simply would possibly perform a little bit greater than hold round on the high of the Nationwide League West.
The four-game sweep over the Braves marked simply the third time in Diamondbacks historical past that they’ve completed such a feat on the highway. The 7-Three document, in the meantime, ties a membership mark for one of the best journey of a highway marketing campaign involving not less than 10 video games.
The pitching workers posted a 2.35 ERA through the 10 video games, permitting 24 earned runs in 92 innings, and previously three video games alone, the offense has delivered 10 residence runs. General, the Diamondbacks outscored their opponents 56-24.
The Diamondbacks proceed to get sterling performances from their beginning pitchers, as Sunday’s 9-Three win over the Braves marked the 13th “high quality begin” from the rotation previously 15 video games. Proper-hander Miguel Batista was the newest to work not less than six innings and permit three or fewer runs, and through this explicit stretch, the starters have long-established a 1.94 ERA.
Batista, who allowed three earned runs by means of 6 2/Three innings in enhancing to 6-2, received assist from an offense that pounded out 14 hits and 4 residence runs for the second consecutive day. The Diamondbacks swept the Braves in 4 video games at Turner Subject, the primary time that is occurred to Atlanta at residence or on the highway for the reason that Phillies did it to them in 1995.
RHP Brandon Webb must pitch 2 2/Three scoreless innings when he begins Monday in opposition to the visiting Phillies to determine a Diamondbacks document for pitching consecutive scoreless innings. Webb is on 25 and counting. Andy Benes holds the membership mark with 27 1/Three straight scoreless frames through the crew’s inaugural season in 1998.
.099 — Eric Byrnes’ batting common differential on June 1, 2006, in comparison with June 1, 2005. Byrnes hit .226 after the primary two months of the season final 12 months and after June 1 this 12 months, was hitting .325. It is the most important soar of any sportsbook participant within the main leagues.