This guy’s good: D-backs’ Martinez hits grand slam vs. Cardinals
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 28, 2017
Through six games and 18 at-bats, newly-acquired Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder J.D. Martinez appears to have settled in with his new team.
After a handful of fruitless at-bats that he later admitted were a result of pressing with his new team, Martinez hit a three-run home run for his first hit as a D-back on Monday. Since, he’s done more of the same.
He crushed two home runs for four more RBI two days later.
Then, Martinez broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals with a no-out, bases-loaded grand slam off pitcher Luke Weaver. The lead held as the D-backs won 4-0 to start their road series.
It was Martinez’s fourth career grand slam.
Following the grand slam, Martinez had recorded five hits, four of which were home runs, and 11 RBI in his first 18 at-bats with Arizona.
Martinez joined Arizona after being traded from the Detroit Tigers on July 19 but in his second at-bat was hit in the hand by a pitch. He returned as a pinch-hitter four days later before on Monday getting the monkey off his bat with the bomb against the Atlanta Braves.
For the season, he has 20 home runs and 50 RBI.