The Arizona Diamondbacks didn’t hold their heads down after a dismal eighth inning last night that saw a Dbacks 3-1 lead turn into a 8-3 Colorado Rockies victory. They got up early tonight on a Miguel Montero home run, which extended his hitting streak to 15 games, only to see starter Joe Saunders give up three bombs, solo bombs though, to lose the lead 3-2. John McDonald and Saunders himself helped the Dbacks re-gain the lead with their bats and Justin Upton added a solo home run to give the Dbacks a 5-3 victory and series win Wednesday night.
The win for the Dbacks moves their magic number to 13 because the San Francisco Giants also lost in addition to the Dbacks victory. The magic number was reduced by two. Works for me. At this point, with the Giants seven games back, you still have to focus on the task at hand, but the breathing is a little easier with 19 games left to play.
The Dbacks just look loose when they are playing well. They look like they are having fun. Case in point on a Sean Burroughs double, the bench was giving him the business, imitating what Burroughs does when others get hits while he sits. He just smiled and waved back. It’s great to see.