LaRoche’s 2 homers help D-backs down Cubbies

April 29, 2010 by  

The Arizona Diamondbacks are now four games into their 11 game road trip and have a 3-1 record. Today it was the bats of  first baseman Adam LaRoche and second baseman Kelly Johnson who helped the D-backs to score double digits for the second day in a row on the road. LaRoche went 3-for-4 on the day, hit two homers, scored three times and knocked in five runs.

If you were told one month into the season a D-back was going to be leading the NL in homers you would think maybe that batter would be LaRoche, or Mark Reynolds, or even Justin Upton. I doubt many would guess that batter would be second baseman Kelly Johnson with 9 homers. Johnson only hit eight round trippers all last season with the Atlanta Diamondbacks. Johnson was 4-for-5 with three RBIs in the leadoff position for Arizona who is now .500 on the season.

Last season catcher Chris Snyder lost his job to Miguel Montero after Snyder miss extended time with an injury and Montero left his mark at the plate. This season Snyder is looking to take his job back after Montero was injured earlier this year. Snyder was 2-for-5 with three RBIs and is now hitting .278 on the year.

The biggest difference from the double digit performance today and yesterday was the pitching. Ian Kennedy went eight innings and allowed five runs on six hits and a walk. Daniel Stange made his first appearance of the season in the ninth and was perfect in his one inning of relief.

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