Diamondbacks News

Dbacks Offense in Full Swing

By Scott Allen

We know the Arizona Diamondbacks pitching is missing and missing badly. However, the Diamondbacks offense is alive. They may be giving up runs at an alarming rate, but they are scoring enough on offense where most normal teams would be 8-3, maybe 9-2 at this point instead of the Dbacks record of 5-6.  That's the Dbacks for you though.

The Dbacks have six players hitting .300 or better:

Miguel Montero:  .444

Russell Branyan:  .421

Stephen Drew:  .360

Willie Bloomquist:  .349

Ryan Roberts:  .333

Xavier Nady:  .300

Branyan is continuing right where he left off from spring training.  Montero is turning into the hitter I thought we'd see last season before he missed two month to injury.  Bloomquist has hit safely in every game he has played in so far.

Home Runs:

Chris Young, Justin Upton - 3

Miguel Montero, Ryan Roberts - 2

It seems the long ball may not be an issue with this team after all.  Through 11 games, the Dbacks have 14 HR's as a team.


Young - 11

Upton - 8

Drew, Roberts - 6

It's early, but the Dbacks are hitting with runners in scoring position more often.  It's a good sign.  Let's just hope it's for real and this just isn't an April mirage.