Northeast Valley News

Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

The+Arizona+Diamondbacks+in+the+dugout+in+a+2011+spring+training+game
Back to Article
Back to Article

Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

The Arizona Diamondbacks in the dugout in a 2011 spring training game

The Arizona Diamondbacks in the dugout in a 2011 spring training game

Photo courtesy of Dru Bloomfiled/Flickr

The Arizona Diamondbacks in the dugout in a 2011 spring training game

Photo courtesy of Dru Bloomfiled/Flickr

Photo courtesy of Dru Bloomfiled/Flickr

The Arizona Diamondbacks in the dugout in a 2011 spring training game

Zach McCook, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Arizona Diamondbacks have started strong with a 17-7 record with 8 consecutive series wins. One highlight was sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team’s batting has been good enough for them to take the win in the L.A series, but their pitching has really shined with a earned run average of 2.91.

Part of the Diamondbacks early success to all the wins could be with starting pitcher Patrick Corbin. Corbin was recently named National League Player of the Week for Apr. 22, with a 2-0 record and allowing just two runs in over 15 innings. Some of those numbers include allowing one hit, struck out 11 batters in nine innings and won four of his last five starts. Corbin almost threw his first no-hitter for this season against the San Francisco Giants on Apr. 17, but lost that bid in the eighth inning.

On the batting side, David Peralta  has been the best offensive player for the Diamondbacks averaging .304 at the plate, 12 RBIs and 11 runs. Not only is Peralta bringing players in around the diamond, but himself as well. Despite first baseman and veteran Paul Goldschmidt off to a slow start, over the past two weeks, he has picked up hitting four home runs and eight RBIs.

A few of the injuries on the team include outfielder A.J Pollock with right hand injury despite playing recently against the Philadelphia Phillies on Apr. 26, third baseman Jake Lamb, pitcher Randall Delgado, right outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and pitcher Shelby Miller.

The Diamondbacks now stand third in the power rankings on week three, moving up two spots from week two. The Diamondbacks look to continue their hot streak this season on the road as they head to Washington to play the Nationals on Apr. 27.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

Northeast Valley News intends for the comments area to be used to foster thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, personal or racial attacks, sexual harassment, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure they meet these standards. We do not allow anonymous comments, and require a valid email address, which will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. The 'Website' field is optional.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

    LOCAL NEWS

    Déjà vu for Phoenix Rising FC in Week 2 home opener

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

    LOCAL NEWS

    Previewing Phoenix Rising’s home opener against New Mexico United

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

    LOCAL NEWS

    Phoenix Rising FC’s stadium renamed Casino Arizona Field

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

    LIFESTYLES

    U.S. Army veteran enjoys challenge as member of men’s golf team

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

    PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

    Jason Johnson equalizer at death rescues point for Phoenix Rising

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

    PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

    2019 Phoenix Rising look to avenge USL Cup final defeat

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

    AUDIO

    The 91st Minute – Special Edition: Phoenix Rising Season Preview

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

    AUDIO

    The 91st Minute – Special Edition: Roma! Roma! Roma!

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

    COLLEGE LIFE

    SCC men and women’s golf season opens, led by veteran coach Dersam

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season

    COLLEGE LIFE

    Recap of the Western Warrior Championship

Navigate Right
Reporting from the Northeast Valley, Phoenix, and surrounding communities. State, National and International coverage- from the campus of Scottsdale Community College.
Arizona Diamondbacks rattle their way to a strong start to the season