A closer look: D-backs notch second straight win over Padres at Chase Field
Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won't tell you everything that happened in a baseball game. So, we will give you a closer look, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the D-backs' September 19 win against the Padres. Final score: Diamondbacks 6, Padres 2.
The Diamondbacks record two straight wins over the Padres with a 6-2 victory at Chase Field on Wednesday night. With the win, Arizona also moved back to .500 for the first time since August 26th when they were 64-64 on the season. This is also the 21st time in 2012 they've been at .500, that leads the major leagues.
The starting pitching is doing its part during this stretch. They're 5-2 with a 2.85 ERA and six quality starts in their last seven games. Trevor Cahill is 3-0 with a 3.24 ERA in his last four starts.
Left-fielder Jason Kubel's struggles continue. He is 27-for-165 (.164) since July 23. Kubel is hitless in his last 21 at-bats, including 0-for-4 Wednesday.
Catcher Miguel Montero continues to get things done offensively. He's reached base safely in 17 straight games and in 18 of his last 26 plate appearances. He needs just one RBI to match his career high of 86, which he set in 2011.
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is the fifth player in club history to record 40 doubles in a season and the first since Stephen Drew and Chris Young did it in 2008.
Starter Trevor Cahill is just the second pitcher since 1990 to record 10 wins and 30 starts in his first four major league seasons. Cahill is in pretty good company with CC Sabathia being the only other pitcher to do so, from 2001-2004.
He Said It:
Manager Kirk Gibson on starter Trevor Cahill's performance Wednesday.
"He pitched good. You know he gave us six strong innings. The only thing he got in trouble when he walked the two guys there and they both scored. He's had trouble with that this year, other than that he was pretty dominant and had good stuff. Lots of ground balls."
The Diamondbacks play the series finale Wednesday afternoon at Chase Field. It will be lefty Tyler Skaggs making the start for Arizona with a 1-2 record and fellow southpaw Clayton Richard going for the Padres with a 13-12 record. First pitch is set for 12:40 pm.
- Didi Gregorius, D-backs' shortstop - Friday May 24Doug & Wolf get to know the D-backs' shortstop.
- Daniel Hudson, D-backs' pitcher - Friday May 24Doug & Wolf ask Huddy how he's feeling, how his rehab is going and is he regaining control of his pi
- Josh Collmenter, D-backs' pitcher - Friday May 24The D-backs' pitcher sat down with Doug & Wolf at Chase Field.
- Brad Ziegler, D-backs' pitcher - Friday May 24Doug & Wolf had a great conversation with the D-backs' pitcher.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President & CEO - Thursday May 23Hall talks to Doug & Wolf about injured players and the upcoming series