Inside the Box: Kennedy notches 20th win

Sep 20, 2011, 2:55 AM | Updated: 5:06 pm

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
September 19, 2011: Diamondbacks 1, Pirates 0

The Good:

Ian Kennedy was simply brilliant.

The ace pitched 8 innings, allowing just one hit and one
walk while striking out a career-best 12. A masterful
performance for win number 20, and the D-backs magic
number drops to four.

Of course, Justin Upton deserves credit too, as his
broken-bat home run gave the D-backs all the runs they’d
need — and get.

The Bad:

The Diamondbacks mustered just five hits of their own and
without Kennedy’s brilliance would have struggled to win
this one.

The Funky:

Justin Upton had a pair of hits, both of which cost him a
perfectly good bat. A single in the first and a home run
in the sixth led to the demise of a pair of his bats.

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