On Monday, Finley homered twice and hit his second triple in as many days, helping the Diamondbacks to a convincing 10-1 win over the Phillies—just their second victory in five games.
The 38-year-old center fielder, who has 21 career multi-homer games, knocked in four runs and scored a team record-tying four times. He has a hit in five of his last six games, going 6-for-18 (.333) during that span.
“These are the kind of games we’ve been accustomed to over the last few years here,” Finley said. “We’ve been struggling a lot here lately, struggling to score runs, so it was nice to have a game like this.”
Matt Williams belted a grand slam and added an RBI double for the Diamondbacks, who scored in double digits for just the second time this season.
Arizona, which jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, ranks 11th in the National League with 125 runs scored.
Arizona rookie Andrew Good will look for his first major league win Tuesday in his third career start and fourth appearance.
Good, added to the rotation to replace injured starter Randy Johnson (swollen right knee), gave up three earned runs and six hits over seven innings in Arizona’s 4-3 loss to the Florida Marlins on Thursday.
“He struggled with his command early but he gave us what we needed,” manager Bob Brenly said. “We don’t need these guys to step up. We just need these guys to do what they’re capable of doing and that’s what Andrew Good is capable of doing.”
In his previous start on April 22, the 23-year-old Good gave up three earned runs and six hits over seven innings in a 4-0 loss to Montreal.
STANDINGS: Phillies - 2nd place (tied), 2 GB, NL East. Diamondbacks - 4th place, 8 1/2 GB, NL West.
PHILLIES PROBABLE STARTER: Brandon Duckworth (2-1, 5.56 ERA). On Thursday, Duckworth gave up one unearned run and seven hits over five innings in a 4-1 win over Los Angeles—his second straight victory. In his only previous start against the Diamondbacks, Duckworth gave up four earned runs and six hits, including two homers, but did not receive a decision in the Phillies’ 5-4 loss last May 18. Duckworth, who began the season on the disabled list with elbow tendinitis, is making his third start.
DIAMONDBACKS PROBABLE STARTER: Good (0-1, 5.25 ERA). Good has never faced Philadelphia.
OFFENSIVE LEADERS: Phillies - Mike Lieberthal, .350 avg.; Bobby Abreu, Jim Thome and Pat Burrell, 4 HRs; Thome, 22 RBIs; Rollins, 24 runs; Abreu and Rollins, 2 SBs. Diamondbacks - Luis Gonzalez, .323 avg., 8 HRs, 20 RBIs and 20 runs; Craig Counsell, 5 SBs.
SEASON SERIES: Diamondbacks, 1-0.
STREAKS AND NOTES: Phillies - The Phillies rank fourth in the NL with 164 runs scored. … RHP Jose Mesa, who ranks third on the team’s career list with 96 saves, needs just six to match Mitch Williams for second place and seven to reach franchise leader Steve Bedrosian. He already has nine saves this season. … Coming into Sunday’s game, the Phillies led the NL in pinch-hitting (.378) and pinch-hit RBIs (nine). Diamondbacks - 3B Williams’ homer moved him into a tie for 50th place with Norm Cash on the career list with 377. … Through the first eight games of Arizona’s current 10-game homestand, 2B Junior Spivey is 14-for-36 (.389) with 11 runs, two doubles, four homers and 11 RBIs. … The Diamondbacks rank fifth in the NL with a .265 batting average.
ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Phillies - 9-8 on the road; Diamondbacks - 8-10 at home.
INJURIES: Phillies - RHP David Coggin (shoulder), 15-day DL; LHP Hector Mercado (hamstring), 15-day DL. Diamondbacks - LHP Johnson (knee), 15-day DL; RHP Byung-Hyun Kim (ankle), 15-day DL; LHP Stephen Randolph (oblique), 15-day DL; RHP Bret Prinz (groin), 60-day DL.