It was another walk-off for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night at Chase Field. This time, it was the Dbacks turn to celebrate though. The Dbacks came back and won 7-6 over the Colorado Rockies. It was a hard fought battle and one I didn’t think would happen.
After leaving the bases loaded in the eighth inning and only one out, the Dbacks got runners on first and second before Gerardo Parra and Ryan Roberts hit consecutive singles to win the game for the boys in Sedona Red.
After the winning run scored, you would have thought this team had just won the World Series. That is how players get hurt people! It would have been just like this season’s team to have that happen to them. Thank goodness it didn’t, at least that I am aware of. The Dbacks had been walked-off by the home team four consecutive times prior to this evening, so it was nice to see it come out well on our end for a change.
Let’s not kid ourselves though, this team still is going to see some major changes over the coming weeks. One win, 10, 20 wins, wouldn’t change the fact this team needs some change and in a hurry. This evening was a perfect example of that. The Dbacks had a their chances to finish this game off well before the ninth. The offense wasn’t clutch as it was back in April and early May. Wasn’t clutch until the ninth inning. The eighth would have been nice. The starting pitching also could have held up a little longer. Ian Kennedy did not have the best of starts. He only gave up 3 earned runs, however he gave up 6 overall.
As Sheryl Crow says, change will do you good.