The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Daniel Hudson was one out away from a complete game shutout. Of course, going into the inning, you just had to know because it was being mentioned on television going to commercial before the bottom of the ninth, that it wasn’t going to happen. So, two solo home runs later, it was 4-2 and Hudson’s efforts to finish it off failed, but closer J.J. Putz got the final out for the Dbacks second win in a row over the Washington Nationals.
It was nice to see the Dbacks get another win and put them for the time being 2.5 games up on the San Francisco Giants, however clearly the offense has not made it all the way back yet. They end up scoring four runs when you walk away feeling they could have had 8-10 runs in this one. I’m not going to try to over-analyze this win, but two wins does not make a playoff team. Let’s try to put this in perspective.
The Dbacks beat the Washington Nationals. The Dbacks still are squandering a lot of opportunities to score. The pitching has been there for the most part over the past four games. It was nice to see big hits again though from Chris Young and Miguel Montero. They are going to need a lot more of that over the final four weeks.