The Arizona Diamondbacks may be eliminated from postseason contention, but that doesn’t mean their season is over.
After being officially eliminated from the playoffs yesterday, the team still had 13 more games to play in the regular season going into tonight’s contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team that will be playing October baseball.
To a person who wouldn’t know, they would’ve thought it was the other way around as the D-backs pounded out 17 hits in a 8-4 victory over the Dodgers on Monday night to pick up their first win at Dodgers Stadium this season.
The D-backs had six players with multi-hit games, led by rookie infielder Brandon Drury’s first career three-hit evening.
Arizona also played some long ball with home runs by Yasmany Tomas, Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt.
It wasn’t only the hitting that was on display on Monday night, but the pitching as well.
After giving up two early runs in the first inning, Jhoulys Chacin settled in to keep the Dodgers off the board for 5.1 innings pitched. Chacin, who earned his first win with the D-backs, has given up two runs or less in all four of his starts with the team.
The bullpen pitched well, only surrendering a two-run home run to Yasmani Grandal courtesy of Matt Reynolds in the eighth inning.
Let’s take a look at the D-backs win, By the Numbers.
The number of home runs Aaron Hill has hit against the Dodgers this season, which is half of his season home run total.
A.J. Pollock is tied for fourth in the National League with 37 doubles.
The number of home runs by Paul Goldschmidt against the Los Angeles Dodgers in his career. His 19 home runs is also the most against the Dodgers among any National League player since he made his debut on Aug. 1, 2011.
The opponents batting average against Jhoulys Chacin this season through four starts.
The D-backs picked up just their 22nd win of the season when the opposing team scores the first run of the game.