Chris Young showed exactly why this season he is the Arizona Diamondbacks best hitter. After hitting a solo home run earlier in the game, he hit a 2-run shot in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday to give the Dbacks a 7-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals to give the Dbacks a 6-4 homestand.
Young, arguably the Dbacks worst hitter in 2009, has really turned things around in 2010 and has been one of the very few shining spots on this team. After the ridiculous bullpen gave up another large ninth inning lead, namely Chad Qualls, you almost could feel this one getting away too. Young would have none of it though. He was mobbed at home plate after rounding the bases. It was a super sight given how this season has transpired so far.
Now, it’s off to Boston and Detroit before heading home for three against the New York Yankees and then back on the road for three in Tampa and three in St. Louis. The Dbacks needed to win this one in the worst way considering the gauntlet of teams they have to play over the next two weeks.
Still, today was yet another example of what is fundamentally wrong with this club. They failed to score with the bases loaded and no one out. The bullpen also gave up a three run lead. It’s a shame no real changes have taken place before the Dbacks head out on this tough stretch. However, I hope this winning homestand hasn’t clouded the idea of making big changes. On change I am happy to see is the return of Miguel Montero. He hit a double off the center field wall today. Very nice to see! They are clearly still necessary. Now, off to Boston. Be scared. Be very scared.