A.J. Pollock steals a home run as D-backs beat Giants

Sep 18, 2015, 11:28 PM | Updated: Sep 23, 2015, 3:49 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock makes a catch at the wall on a fly ball from San F...

Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock makes a catch at the wall on a fly ball from San Francisco Giants' Jarrett Parker during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rubby De La Rosa threw a one-hitter in 5.2 innings and has thrown 15.2 scoreless innings in his last two games in the home of the San Francisco Giants.

Know that, then excuse us for side-stepping that storyline to put the microscope on what might be the play of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ season.

In the D-backs’ 2-0 shutout against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, centerfielder A.J. Pollock stole a home run from Jarrett Parker in the bottom of the eight inning.

The play allowed for reliever Daniel Hudson to wipe his brow and keep the combined one-hit effort from the Arizona pitching crew alive. Afterword, Hudson went to Twitter to state the very obvious.

Andrew Chafin, Randall Delgado and Brad Ziegler also came out of the bullpen to contribute. It was the first time the D-backs allowed one hit since Edwin Jackson threw a no-hitter against the Rays on June 25, 2010. The last time Arizona used combined performances to put together a no-hitter came Aug. 4, 2009, when Yusmeiro Petit (eight innings) and Leo Rosales (one inning) did so. Friday marked the 11th time the Diamondbacks tallied a one-hitter, and they can thank Pollock for adding that to the record books. By the way, Pollock, a first-time All-Star this year, extended his hitting streak to seven games with two hits and a run scored in the win over the Giants. That brings us to D-backs third baseman Jake Lamb, who summed it up quite nicely.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte grimaces after fouling a pitch off his foot during the eighth inn...
Arizona Sports

Report: Marlins expressed interest in D-backs’ Ketel Marte

The D-backs have not shown interest in trading Ketel Marte, but he could be a quite valuable trade chip when the lockout is over.
1 day ago
Seattle Mariners gather as the MLB logo is shown during a review of an attempted catch by right fie...
Associated Press

Major League Baseball owners lock out players

Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night, plunging the sport toward a management lockout.
2 days ago
San Diego Padres relief pitcher Mark Melancon, right, celebrates with catcher Victor Caratini after...
Arizona Sports

RHP Mark Melancon strikes 2-year deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

Relief pitcher Mark Melancon and the Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly struck a two-year deal, confirms Arizona Sports' John Gambadoro.
3 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly (18) is greeted by Christian Walker (53) after scoring against t...
Jake Anderson

D-backs tender contracts to arbitration-eligible Kelly, Walker, Weaver

The Arizona Diamondbacks have tendered contracts to arbitration-eligible players: C Carson Kelly, 1B Christian Walker and RHP Luke Weaver.
4 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo watches from the dugout during the sixth inning of the t...
Arizona Sports

Diamondbacks fill out rest of coaching staff around Torey Lovullo

The D-backs announced five additions to its restructured staff, naming three assistant hitting coaches and two assistant pitching coaches.
4 days ago
Tampa Bay Rays' Jordan Luplow celebrates in the dugout after his grand slam during the first inning...
Wills Rice

Arizona Diamondbacks acquire outfielder Jordan Luplow from Rays

The Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder Jordan Luplow from the Tampa Bay Rays in return for infielder Ronny Simon.
8 days ago
A.J. Pollock steals a home run as D-backs beat Giants