After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the
box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s
time to go Inside the Box for May 30, 2011: Diamondbacks 15, Marlins 4
We would hate to pitch against the D-backs tonight. Thankfully, the Marlins took that beating for us. The D-backs hauled in 15 runs on 19 hits. Kelly Johnson had two homers for the seventh time in his career, Miguel Montero had a three-run shot to left to make it five RBIs on the night – tying a career high – and the D-backs hit five total home runs, tying a season high set in Cincinnati on April 19.
Joe Saunders would have been doomed if not for the great run support he received on Monday. The starter gave up four earned runs in just 6 innings, throwing 93 pitches. At least he managed to strike out seven.
Kelly Johnson’s four extra-base hits were good enough to tie the D-backs franchise record. Monday was the eight time that has been achieved.