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’ August 17 win over the Astros. Final score: Diamondbacks 12, Astros 4.
When the fifth inning began the Diamondbacks were trailing 3-1. By the time the Astros collected three outs, they were leading 10-3.
The Diamondbacks nine runs were the most they’ve ever scored in a single inning, and included five hits as well as a three-run home run from Aaron Hill.
Chris Young went 4-for-5 on the night with one double and a home run in front of family and friends who were in attendance. Young was born in Houston, Texas.
The Astros. Houston fired their manager Brad Mills and two coaches just hours after the loss. The ‘Stros are 39-82, the worst record in baseball.
Ryan Wheeler hit his first career home run in the seventh inning of the game. Wheeler went 1-for-4 on the night with a walk. He is hitting .194 since being called up from Triple-A Reno.
He said it:
“A ton of energy, a lot of excitement (tonight). We know we can do this,” Ryan Wheeler told Fox Sports Arizona after the game. “I know we’re a few games back but there’s no doubt on our whole team that we can come back and make it to the playoffs.”
The Diamondbacks look to sweep the Astros Sunday morning when Ian Kennedy (10-10, 4.35 ERA) takes on former Diamondback pitcher Armando Galarraga (0-3, 5.75 ERA).