Thursday, August 05, 2004

This One Goes To Eleven... 

11-6, D-Backs over the Marlins. Wow. It's been a long time since the D-Backs scored in double digits -- more than two months, to be exact (11-5 over the Giants on June 3rd). It's been almost as long since the Diamondbacks won a series outright (road series wins over the Orioles and Blue Jays in early/mid-June, home series win over the Giants in early June).

Oh, yes, early June. I guess it's been nearly two months since I felt good about the team. I realize that this is a function of diminished expectations more than anything else -- heck, it's been more than a month since the D-Backs won 2 in a row -- but it's nice not to think the team is a complete mess.

It's also nice that the D-Backs won a game in which Randy Johnson did not have his best stuff. Now, after pitching great for a month or so without a win to show for it, the team repays the favor by winning a game he probably deserved to lose.

My questions from Tuesday are no less relevant today...

Luis Terrero? The man has a poor left glove (misplaying a couple balls on Tuesday night), but a heck of a right arm (also on display Tuesday). Too powerful perhaps, as he missed the cutoff man last night. Definitely an adventure out there...

Roberto Alomar got 4 hits last night, which further highlights Scott Hairston's recent offensive struggles. I'm not saying we shouldn't start Hairston, I'm just pointing out that is not good for anybody involved (unless it convinces somebody to trade for him).

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