Mark Trumbo’s hot start making Diamondbacks history

Apr 6, 2014, 10:42 PM | Updated: Apr 7, 2014, 3:24 pm
Follow @AZSports...

The National League West’s hitter-friendly ballparks have indeed been kind to one of their newest regular patrons so far.

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo has shown fans at both Chase Field and Coors Field — and at the Sydney Cricket Ground, for that matter — that his power transcends divisions, notching five home runs in his first nine games for his new team, including one in each of the last four games.

The 28-year-old outfielder leads baseball in both home runs, with five, and runs batted in, with 13. His consecutive games with a home run streak ties a franchise record. His home runs and RBI totals through the first nine games are second in Diamondbacks’ history to Luis Gonzalez (7; 2001) and Chris Young (14; 2010), respectively.

Trumbo’s home run and RBI pace are blazing fast, as he’s on track to finish the season with 90 home runs and 234 RBI. His hot start is beginning to resemble more and more that of Gonzalez’s 2001 campaign, which ended up landing the outfielder a Silver Slugger award, All-Star honors and third place in the NL MVP voting.

The Diamondbacks used Trumbo’s fifth home run of the season on Sunday — a two-run shot at Coors Field — to top the Colorado Rockies 5-3 behind starting pitcher Wade Miley’s solid eight innings of work. Trumbo was 1-for-3 with two walks in the game.

The home run Sunday was the 100th of his career, which is now in its fourth full season.

Should Trumbo go yard again Tuesday when the Diamondbacks visit AT&T Park in San Francisco for a three-game series with the Giants, he will set a franchise records for most consecutive games with a home run, passing Reggie Sanders (2001), Troy Glaus (twice in 2005) and Mark Reynolds (2009) on the list.

@Bat Pitcher Score Inn Out Sequence RBI 1 1 2014-03-23 ARI LAD Kenley Jansen behind 3-7 b 9 2 1– 1,(0-0)  2 6 7
2 1 2014-04-03 ARI SFG Tim Lincecum tied 2-2 b 6 2 –3 4,(2-1)  2 5 7
3 1 2014-04-04 ARI COL Juan Nicasio behind 0-6 t 5 0 3,(0-2)  1 6 7
4 1 2014-04-05 ARI COL Jorge De La Rosa ahead 2-0 t 3 1 1– 4,(2-1)  2 5 7
5 1 2014-04-06 ARI COL Brett Anderson ahead 3-0 t 5 1 1– 3,(2-0)  2 5 7
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 4/7/2014.

Penguin Air

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel flips the rosin bag during the second inning o...
Wills Rice

D-backs avoid sweep with rollercoaster win vs. Tigers in Keuchel’s debut

LHP Dallas Keuchel and the Arizona Diamondbacks secured an 11-7 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday in his debut with the team.
1 day ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Daulton Varsho (12) celebrates his three-run home run against the Detroit Tig...
Arizona Sports

Watch: D-backs’ Daulton Varsho clears pool to cap 5-run inning vs. Tigers

D-backs CF Daulton Varsho sent a 435-foot blast at Chase Field to punctuate a five-run sixth inning Sunday against the Detroit Tigers. 
1 day ago
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers duri...
Alex Weiner

D-backs LHP Dallas Keuchel limits damage during inefficient team debut

Dallas Keuchel took the hill at Chase Field for the first time as a member of the D-backs Sunday and provided 4.1 innings.
1 day ago
Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the first inning against the New York Ya...
Arizona Sports

D-backs select LHP Dallas Keuchel to big league roster, will start Sunday

The D-backs selected LHP Dallas Keuchel from the Rookie ACL D-backs and the former Cy Young winner will make his first start on Sunday. 
1 day ago
Detroit Tigers first baseman Spencer Torkelson fields a grounder by Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Roja...
Arizona Sports

Former ASU star Spencer Torkelson ‘trusting the process’ in rookie season

Despite his struggles to start his MLB career, former Sun Devil Spencer Torkelson is positive he will be able to turn things around.
1 day ago
Detroit Tigers' Javier Baez (28) is caught stealing by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach D...
Alex Weiner

D-backs drop 5th straight with loss to Tigers: ‘These are grinding times’

The Tigers took a 6-3 lead in the sixth inning Saturday night, and the D-backs never got the game-tying run to the plate.
2 days ago
Mark Trumbo’s hot start making Diamondbacks history