Sometimes a team falls behind in a game and you can just turn the lights out. With the Arizona Diamondbacks, that doesn’t happen very often. Tonight, for the 32nd time, the Dbacks came from behind to win a baseball game. After getting down 5-1, scoring twice in the eighth, they had a shot to win or tie in the ninth. Xavier Nady got on base, then Goldschmidt happened. Paul Goldschmidt. The super man hit a 4000 foot homer tying the game, putting the game at 5-5 and taking it to extras. Then it got really fun.
The Dbacks got a couple of runners on base, thanks to hits by Ryan Roberts and Justin Upton. One out and up comes Chris Young. Young, who had been 0-3 and not looked good doing it previously, deposited a pitch into the left field stands to win 8-5. Houston Astros manager Brad Mills left lefty Sergio Escalona in to face Young. Big mistake. Young just crushed the ball.
It was another wasted start by the Astros, who easily could have swept this series, however, it is the Dbacks who ended up taking three of four and now heads into the big weekend series against the New York Mets. I don’t know if it can get much more exciting than what happened tonight, but it certainly will get bigger and bigger as the season wears on. The Dbacks are now one full game up on the San Francisco Giants.
Hey, Goldschmidt happens.