Studs of the Week
Jun 28, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta (6) hits a solo home run during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Peralta led the team this past week with 8 hits. Peralta hit in a variety of different spots in the lineup this week including 2nd, 4th and 8th. No matter where he was hitting, he was raking this week. He was the most productive of Dbacks in the Colorado series, going 5-for-11 with 3 runs.
Meanwhile, in the San Diego series, Peralta muscled up a couple of extra base hits. One of those included a homerun (his 6th of the season) in Sunday afternoon’s contest against the Padres. The last two games of that series saw him go 3-for-8 with a double, homerun, two runs, and two RBI. Peralta’s season batting average has risen to .264.
April 17, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (19) hits a two-RBI triple to score center fielder A.J. Pollock (11, not pictured) and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44, not pictured) during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Last week, Lamb had the misfortune of appearing on the opposite side of this list. This past week, Lamb turned things around in a big way. He was one of the most productive hitters all week and had the best performance out of all Dbacks in the San Diego series.
In Colorado, Lamb went a respectable 3-for-10 with a run and RBI. He would sit the rubber match against the Rockies. The last two games against San Diego proved to be the most beneficial for Lamb. In those games he went 4-for-7 with a couple of runs, a homer and a two RBI. Lamb enters this week hitting .284.
Jun 24, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler (29) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 8-7. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The only pitching performance that stood out this week was De La Rosa’s 7 inning no decision. If that game had reached Ziegler, De La Rosa would have surely collected a victory and Ziegler another save. Ziegler has been nothing short of a machine during this stretch in June.
This week he pitched a couple of scoreless (and hit-less) innings on his way to a couple of saves. He also struck out three hitters. Ziegler has now shut down and closed 12 games. He now owns a season ERA of 1.41 and a June ERA of 1.00.