Diamondbacks End Tough Week With a Win
By Thomas Lynch
Paul Goldschmidt homered in the 1st innings of the D’backs 6-3 victory over the Dodgers. Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Father’s Day ended on a pretty good note as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Sunday. It marked the end of a tough week for the Snakes, one that saw them go 2-5 including losing three out of four games to the resurgent Houston Astros. Bronson Arroyo went five innings for the victory, improving to 7-4 on the season. However, his pitching elbow is causing some problems, one that may cause him to go on the disabled list.
Paul Goldschmidt got the D’backs on the board first with his 15th home run, a solo shot that gave his club a 1-0 lead. In case anyone outside of Phoenix has missed it, Goldy has solidified himself as one of the finest players in the game. He ranks in the top five in hits, runs scored, doubles and RBI’s. After the Dodgers tied the game in the second, the D’backs scored on run in the fifth and two in the seventh on LA miscues. Cody Ross scored on a Josh Beckett wild pitch while Miguel Montero and Aaron Hill scored on a Dee Gordon error. After a Justin Turner double closed the gap to 4-2, Evan Marshall got perhaps the most important outs of the game. With runners on first and second and one out in the 7th, he struck out Hanley Ramirez and got Yasiel Puig to hit one back to the mound, avoiding further damage. Miggy put the game out of reach with a two-run, opposite field blast in the top of the ninth. Addison Reed gave up an RBI double to Ramirez to round out the scoring.
Arroyo moves to 7-4 on the season with a 4.08 ERA. The D’backs are 30-42 and are now home for a three game set vs. the Milwaukee Brewers beginning Monday night. First pitch is set for 6:40 PM MST with Brandon McCarthy going against Wily Peralta.