A few fellow ball writers and I have taken to celebrating draft day by recalling our favorite old scouting descriptors, some of which are real, some made up but close enough to sound sort of legit. Think of these being side-mouth mumbled by a well-tanned
Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings hit three-run homers, Zack Godley threw well into the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 on Thursday. Goldschmidt finished with three hits and four RBIs to increase his season total to 64, tops in the majors. Arizona took two of three in the NL West matchup and is now tied with Colorado for second place in the division behind the Dodgers. The Diamondbacks have won 12 of 14 and are a season-high 19 games above .500. Godley gave up a home run to Charlie Blackmon to lead off the first inning, but shut down the Rockies from there. Blackmon drew a walk in the third, then Godley erased him with a double-play ball to end the inning.
Thursday serves as an off day for six teams. No worries, that still leaves 12 games on the docket -- including six day games. Keep it here for all the news you need to know. Final scores Philadelphia Phillies 5, St. Louis Cardinals 1 (box score) Texas Rangers 11, Brewers 4 (box score) Milwaukee Brewers 4, Pirates 2 (box score) Arizona Diamondbacks 10, Colorado Rockies 3 (box score) Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics (GameTracker) Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins (GameTracker) Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees 7:05 ET (GameTracker) Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles 7:05 ET (GameTracker) Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins 7:10 ET (GameTracker) San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves