Dbacks Weekly Studs N’ Duds

By Guillermo Salcido
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Studs of the Week

Jun 21, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) it a two RBI single in the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Goldschmidt

At this point, it’s fair to say that Goldy isn’t on a roll, but that his out-of-this world play is just the norm for him. Thanks to the Arizona faithful, Goldschmidt is well on his way to vanquishing the Los Angeles Adrian Gonzalez’s and starting first base for the National League in the All Star Game. If he’s able to continue his play throughout the season, a run at the NL MVP and Triple Crown is not out of the question.

This past week Goldy went 8-for-24 (.333). In the series against the Angels, Goldschmidt went 5-for-15 with a couple of homers and four RBI. Goldschmidt smacked a hit in each of the three games in the series against the Padres. He drove in another three RBI and stole two bases. Goldy is now hitting .357 with 19 homers and 57 RBI. And 12 stolen bases (!).

Jun 16, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) makes a late play allowing Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) (not pictured) to reach first in the first inning during the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Ahmed

Ahmed is starting to hit with more consistency. After flashing his leather all of 2015, Ahmed has consistently risen his batting average week by week. Ahmed is now hitting .227 with three homers and 14 RBI. The 25-year old had a productive week going 6-for-19 (.316) with three runs and two RBI.

This past week, Ahmed had three multi-hit games. He had two of those games against the Angels. In that series he went 4-for-12 with an RBI. Ahmed had another two hit game against San Diego and then took a seat on Saturday before returning to the lineup on Sunday. Ahmed is starting to grab a stranglehold on the shortstop position.

Jun 14, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (12) follows through on a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Rubby De La Rosa

Rubby is starting to show a bit more consistency. Either that or he’s absolutely on one right now. The 26-year old is 6-3 with a 4.96 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 2015. De La Rosa leads all Dbacks pitchers in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched. He’s currently on a two game winning streak in which he’s only allowed one run in 15 innings.

After having 8 shutout innings against San Francisco last week, Rubby picked up where he left of this week. In a victory against San Diego, De La Rosa pitched 7 innings and allowed only one run while striking out six hitters. De La Rosa’s next start comes in the hitter friendly Coors Field on Thursday night against the Rockies.