Just who ARE these Arizona Diamondbacks? After a thorough demolition of the Florida Marlins 15-4 this evening, we are left asking ourselves just what light switch got turned on? These Dbacks, who have now won 13 of the past 14 games, including the last 7 games, resemble nothing and I mean nothing like the team that took the field in spring training and the first 6 weeks of the season. The past couple of weeks have just been amazing. Whatever it is, it seems to be the start of something special. You can thank in part manager Kirk Gibson for that. He has created the atmosphere and the positive attitudes.
Just a look at the stats from tonight’s game:
Justin Upton, 5-5, 3 RBI, 2B, HR
Kelly Johnson, 4-6, 3 RBI, 2 HR, 2B, 3B
Miguel Montero, 3-5, 5 RBI, HR
15 runs, 19 hits. 5 HR. Amazing, just amazing. They only fell one hit shy of tying the franchise record for hits in a single game. Kelly Johnson fell one hit shy of the cycle. The pitching wasn’t spectacular tonight, but it didn’t need to be. It just needed to be serviceable and it was.
Whatever light switch got turned on, I want it. This is a ride that I hope lasts all season and beyond. Some of these guys such as Stephen Drew, Justin Upton, Juan Miranda, are now showing what the Dbacks got them for. I can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say that.