The Arizona Diamondbacks just had the longest game in the history of Chase Field at five hours and 32 minutes against the St.Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. The game was supposed to be about the Diamondbacks new pitcher Brandon McCarthy that was signed in the offseason, who was making his first start in an MLB game since being struck by line drive to his skull last season.
Once the game was over McCarthy seemed like an afterthought, and only thing left on the mind of the fans at Chase Field was we just witnessed an instant classic by our team. The Diamondbacks in this game played their hearts out and refused to give up until they were victorious.
Arizona showed what kind of the team they have by their effort they put forth against the Cardinals. The Diamondbacks were coming off a game where they managed to only get three hits off the Cardinals, but they rebounded to get the series win with some help from key members of their club.
The Diamondbacks have two players that are responsible for earning this win tonight, they are relief pitcher Josh Collmenter and shortstop Cliff Pennington. Collmenter kept the Cardinals line up off the score board by mixing his pitches effectively, and changing the eye level of the batters he faced.
The offensive hero of the game for the Diamondbacks comes from a player who was still searching for his first hit this season when the game began. Pennington showed great determination in this game by coming through in the clutch when Arizona needed him the most.
The Diamondbacks played one of the longest games this season at 16 innings, and it was also the most exciting games of the season. The Diamondbacks showed that you don’t need All-Stars to win a game, just players who are willing to give maximum effort when they are on the field.
Chris is the Diamondbacks writer for RantSports.com
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