Paul Goldschmidt Leads Diamondbacks Offense To Victory Over Dodgers


Apr 25, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Paul Goldschmidt (44) is congratulated by third base coach Matt Williams (9) after hitting a two run home run against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning at Chase Field. Image Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

This is something that I can get used to, as the Diamondbacks earned another blow out victory against a division rival. This time they took out some of the frustration that they have had on offense against a Dodgers team, that has been decimated by injuries and they defeated them 9-2 on Monday night.

Trevor Cahill is looking better with each start he makes this season, and was effective at forcing the Dodger hitters to hit plenty of ground balls. Cahill went seven innings, allowed six hits, gave up two earned runs, walked two batters, and struck out two batters. Cahill also lowered his ERA to a respectable 2.80. The offense for Arizona struggled to hit in the series against the San Diego Padres, but the offense came out roaring in this game.

The Diamondbacks looked like they were going to squander another scoring chance when the bases were loaded and no outs in the second inning, when Josh Wilson hit into a double play with Trevor Cahill due up next. Cahill never ceases to amaze me, when he hit a triple to left field that scored two runs. This triple would not have happened if left fielder Carl Crawford did not try to make a diving catch.

Then the following batter A.J. Pollock hit a double that scored Cahill. The fifth inning saw Arizona hit back-to-back HR’s coming from Paul Goldschmidt and Cody Ross that scored three more runs.  Arizona was not done scoring as they plated another three runs  in the ninth inning that came from singles by Goldschmidt, Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra.

The Dodgers starter Chris Capuano did not look good in his first start coming off the disabled list. He had a problem locating his pitches and throwing strikes. Capuano lasted just four innings, gave up eight hits, allowed five earned runs, walked two batters, struck out two batters, and now has 10.38 ERA this season.

The offense for the Dodgers was once again horrendous, as they only scored two runs in this game. Matt Kemp hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning, and then Crawford hit a HR in the third inning.

The Diamondbacks offense looked great in this game and leading the charge was their first baseman Goldschmidt, as he had four hits to go with three RBI’s. Montero also had two hits, and looks like he is starting to break out his slump. A.J. Pollock also had two hits, and of course one of those hits was a double.