Diamondbacks News

Allen to the Rescue

By Scott Allen

Welcome back to the major’s Brandon Allen!

After sitting in Reno all season, Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman turned left fielder Brandon Allen made his mark on his first major league game of the season by getting two hits, including a game winning grand slam in the seventh inning, leading the Dbacks to a 5-2 win and a series sweep of the San Diego Padres.

Clearly the tide is turning for the Dbacks. They have now won six of their past seven games, and if not for a blown lead on Sunday, would be riding a seven game winning streak. They posted a 16-13 record in the month of August, their first winning month since last August 2009. They start September off with a victory and now get a well deserved day off before facing the Houston Astros this weekend.

The Dbacks have been playing loose.  They look like a team that has been winning all season instead of the Padres.  Frankly, it was something I thought I would not see this season.  However the Dbacks have not given up and have sent a clear message to other teams, that they will not leave this season quietly and showing what they expect to bring next season.  We can only hope.

In addition to Allen, pitcher Barry Enright also shined today, getting his sixth win.  He is now 6-2.  Still not a bad start since being recalled in June.  Along with Allen, also being recalled was Tony Abreu and Carlos Rosa.  They activated Leo Rosales.

Bring on the Astros!