Diamondbacks series recap: vs. the Braves


Jun 7, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta against the Atlanta Braves at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Diamondbacks are actually starting to win at home. The Snakes took two out of three from the Braves in a thrilling series that featured players playing their old teams. Martin Prado played against his former team the Braves, and Justin Upton was back in town. The Dbacks are still near the bottom of the mlb, but they are starting to move up. The Dbacks have won five of their past six games, and its mainly because of tons of offensive production. The number of runs their putting up right now is simply ridiculous, and it seems like all of the Dbacks bats are heating up at the same time. The D-backs have scored 44 runs in their last six games, 28 which came in two games against Colorado at Coors Field. The Dbacks defiently needed offense to win games two and three and take the series against the first place Braves.

Game 1: Braves-5 Diamondbacks-2

Brandon McCarthy‘s bad luck just continues this season. McCarthy despite picking up his fifth quality start of the seaon, and striking out nine batters over 6 and 1 third innings, he took his 8th loss which is an MLB high. Didi homered and McCarthy recorded his first RBI scoring Peralta in the fifth. Simply put Julio Tehran was to much for the Dbacks bats. When McCarthy pitches really well, he gets no run support, which is just depressing. Braves closer Craig Kimbrel picked up his 155th career save, passing John Smoltz on the Braves all time saves list

Game 2: Braves-3 Diamondbacks-4

A night after Kimbrel became the all time saves leader in Braves history, the Dbacks offense got to him in the 9th creating momentum and eventually taking game 2 4-3 to tie up the series. The Dbacks eventually got a walkoff blooper from Gerardo Parra to win a thrilling game. The one thing about this team that I like the most: they never give up.

Game 3: Braves-5 Diamondbacks-6

The Diamondbacks were looking to win a series against the team that was first in the N.L East and they did just that courtesy of a 6 run eigth inning. It all started with David Peralta‘s two run homer that tied the game. Eric Chavez drew a walk, then Chris Owings ripped a single scoring two, and then Goldschmidt hit a two run homer and it was 6-2 lead wasn’t good enough for the bullpen who coughed up three runs but the lead was perserved and the Dbacks won the series. Rookie Chase Anderson won his fifth game turning in his best start of the season. He continues to amaze. Peralta has hit