Could it be that a certain few members of the Diamondbacks roster be reading this blog? After I bashed both of them earlier in the week, both Sean Burroughs and Collin Cowgill have had real nice weeks.
Burroughs hit a big two-run homer back in Aug. 25 in Washington D.C. The homer for Burroughs, which was the first one he hit all season, resulted in the only two runs of the game and helped end the D’Backs six-game losing skid and began their current six-game win streak.
Cowgill was a critical part in today’s victory over the Padres.
The rookie outfielder would hit a solo home run to tie up the game in the second inning and then a double in the eighth to score Paul Goldschmidt to help put the game away for good. For the day, Cowgill would go a perfect 4-for-4 to raise his average back at the mendoza line.
You can’t talk about today’s game without mentioning the brilliant work of Ian Kennedy. Over seven innings of work, IPK allowed only six hits and one run; a solo homer by former Diamondback Orlando Hudson in the second inning. Like he has done all season, Kennedy didn’t walk a batter and struck out seven Padres for his 17th victory of the season.
The Diamondbacks will continue on with their long stretch of games against NL West opponents when they will face the Rockies for a three-game set starting tomorrow night from Chase Field.