Skepticism hasn't completely left me, however it has been put in the corner for a rainy day use for now. The Arizona Diamondbacks put together another fine effort on Sunday to defeat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 behind another solid effort from pitcher Daniel Hudson. The win puts the Dbacks at .500 this late in the season for the first time since 2008 and give the Dbacks a 6 game winning streak to take with them to Colorado.
Juan Miranda stayed hot, hitting a solo shot to put the Dbacks in the early lead 1-0. Hudson provided the second RBI with a single later on, only to be matched by the Twins Fransisco Liriano, who pitched pretty darn well himself. Hudson went 8 innings however, throwing 113 pitches and staying in long enough to get the victory.
Miranda had a scare late in the game when he got hit on the wrist and had to be removed from the game. X-Ray's were negative for any broken bones. Apparently he just got away with a swollen wrist. Good thing the Dbacks get tomorrow off before Tuesday's doubleheader.
Now the Dbacks start their road trip with that double dip in Colorado on Tuesday, play four there and then head off to Houston for three. If the pitching holds up, it could be a very successful road trip. They ended their last road trip on a high note with two straight wins in Los Angeles.