Diamondbacks weekend recap and look-ahead to Week
By Jake Oliver
The Diamondbacks had an amazing Weekend, highlighted by a No-Hitter
The Diamondbacks held Star Wars weekend the last few days. They played against the San Diego Padres. The San Diego Padres are a playoff contender that came into Arizona expecting to face little resistance on their way to getting some wins.
By the end of the weekend, the Padres leave shell-shocked after losing 3/4 games and ending up on the wrong side of history. The Diamondbacks offense got red hot against the Padres best starters, Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, and Joe Musgrove. They won all three games with two of them being blow-outs. One was a walk-off home run by Daulton Varsho.
The second of those blow-outs was historical. Tyler Gilbert pitched a No-Hitter against the Padres on Saturday night. He made MLB history being only the fourth player ever to throw a No-Hitter in their 1st ever MLB Start. The Dbacks lit up the Padres for 7 runs as well.
The Dbacks lost Sunday’s game by a score 0f 8-2 after Zac Gallen had another poor start. Zac looks nothing like he did in the previous two seasons. He’s either still hurt or the Dbacks are destroying him via bad coaching advice. Either way, this needs to be figured out quick.
It also did not help that Fernando Tatis Jr. came back strong Sunday from the IL.
The Diamondbacks and their fans can still hold their head high today after the weekend. We got to witness a No-Hitter, the first in Chase Field history, and to help take down an NL West rival in the standings for the Playoff chase. Read this article on how important that No-Hitter was.
Diamondbacks Schedule this week…
The Dbacks have an off-day today and don’t return to the diamond until Tuesday. Then, they return to Chase Field to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. This will be the first time our beloved Archie Bradley will face the Diamondbacks as an opposing player. It will also be the first time he is in the visitors dugout at Chase Field. It’s sure to be a huge moment for the Dbacks, their fans, and Archie.
The Diamondbacks have not decided who will be the starting pitchers for each game , or any game, of the series. As such, I will hold off until tomorrow to do a more thorough series preview.
After this series, the Dbacks go on the road to take on the Colorado Rockies. That series begins Friday and goes through Sunday.
More articles to come for VenomStrikes.
May the Force be with You…