Ian Kennedy went out tonight and did what he’s been doing all year, win. He won his 19th game of the season to 19-4 overall as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Thursday night. The Dbacks magic number to win the National League West is now 12. The San Francisco Giants were idle. The Dbacks lead was extended to 7.5 games over the Giants and they are now only 1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for home field advantage in the National League Division Series.
Paul Goldschmidt hit his seventh home run and Justin Upton added his 29th home run to assist the Dbacks in getting the win on Thursday. Goldschmidt now has 20 RBI since joining the team on August 1st. Not too shabby in my book.
The Dbacks have three more games against the Padres this weekend. The Brewers are at home against the Philadelphia Phillies. I never thought I’d be rooting against the Brewers this weekend just so I could have the chance to root for them in three weeks when the playoffs start.
Miguel Montero extended his hitting streak to 16 games.