Before Saturday night’s game, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson hinted that right-hander Chase Anderson’s start against the San Diego Padres might be the final one of his rookie season.
“Well, we’ll see how he throws,” Gibson said. “Actually in his last start, he didn’t feel like he came out of it as well as he has in prior ones. So, we’ll see how far he goes tonight.”
Anderson went far enough against Bud Black’s underwhelming lineup at Chase Field, allowing only two runs on four hits over six innings.
The 26-year-old had plenty of help, as well.
Arizona plated six runs in the first innings off of All-Star Tyson Ross — on RBI singles by Mark Trumbo and Chris Owings, a wild pitch, an error and a fielder’s choice.
From there, the D-backs cruised to a 10-4 victory — their 11th of the season against the Padres.
Here’s a look back at the win by the numbers:
Ender Inciarte’s two stolen bases tied a D-backs’ rookie record set previously by seven other players including Chris Owings and A.J. Pollock.
Ross’ five earned runs allowed Saturday were the most he’s had in a game since June 16 — a span of 15 starts.
In fact, during the entire month of August, Ross only allowed five earned runs.
With his double off of Joe Wieland in the fifth, Mark Trumbo has now recorded a two-bagger in six of his last 10 games.
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With the win, Arizona put an end to its season-high seven game losing streak.
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Yangervis Soltarte’s solo shot in the seventh marked the seventh run left-hander Oliver Perez has allowed in his last three outings combined.
During that time, he’s faced just 11 batters.
Right-hander Daniel Hudson toed the rubber at Chase Field for the first time in 816 days — last pitched at home June 19, 2013 vs. Seattle Mariners.
Hudson allowed one run on two hits, but also struck out two in his one inning of relief.
Anderson picked up his ninth win of the season — the most by any rookie pitcher in the National League in 2014.
Counting Anderson’s outing, Arizona starters have allowed three runs or less in 15 of their last 16 appearances.
Ross’ three-inning outing was the shortest of his career since Sept. 12, 2013, when he lasted just 0.2 innings in a 10-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.