Welcome back to the big leagues Sean Burroughs! The Arizona Diamondbacks only called you up three months ago. Where have you been? Burroughs hit his first home run since 2005 in a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. No word on whether Burroughs will actually accept his promotion to the majors on a full-time basis or not.
It was mostly another frustration evening for the offense. If not for the home run, it might be in the 15th inning by now at 0-0. That’s what if though and thankfully we don’t have to play that game tonight.
Justin Upton had to leave the game early with a bruised elbow, but apparently he will be fine. Lose him and the Dbacks might as well start making plans for 2012. He spent the rest of the game watching from the bench, so that was a good sign.
On a day when the Dbacks traded second baseman Kelly Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for second baseman Aaron Hill and shortstop John McDonald, they managed yet only five more hits. For tonight, I’ll take it. The bottom line is they won. Ian Kennedy picked up his 16th victory in another great outing for him.