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Offense Tells the Story Early On

By Scott Allen

If the Arizona Diamondbacks offense shows up, you’re probably going to see a win rather than a loss, even with the poor bullpen the Dbacks employ. 

So far this season, in the five games the Dbacks have won, they have scored 15,9,9,6, and 5 runs.  In the three losses, they have scored 5,3,and 3.  Doesn’t take a genuis to realize scoring is the key, but the Dbacks aren’t winning 2-1 and 3-2 games.  Not even close.  Even in games where the starter has been way off his game, Rodrigo Lopez in last nights game, where the Dbacks eventually defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-7 in 11 innings and last Sunday when Edwin Jackson gave up four runs and eight hits, yet the Dbacks offense made it easy for Jackson to give up 5, 10 runs, whatever he wanted, as long as it was less than 15. 

Of course, you can’t expect the Dbacks to score 15 everytime out, or even the 9 or 6 that has them winning other games.  They are going to need to rely on winning some games 3-2 and 2-1.  That means the pitching, from both starters and relievers are going to need to step it up.  The offense won’t click every night.

Scott Allen