Power From the Plate Earns D-backs Win

June 12, 2010 by  

After dropping the first game of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Arizona Diamondbacks were able to bounce back on Saturday with a solid victory. Dan Haren was on the mound as he would notch another victory for the team in his excellent all-around performance. From the mound, Haren would pitch for eight innings, striking out nine of the batters that he faced. Not only would Haren perform well on the mound, he would go two-for-three at the plate with one double. Dan Haren is second only to Roy Hallady for at bats for a pitcher but is now averaging an impressive .425 at the plate with 40 at bats.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Diamondbacks would score first on a double by Mark Reynolds that would drive in Stephen Drew. In the bottom of the third inning both Reynolds and LaRoche would hit a solo homer a piece to increase the lead to three to nothing. In the bottom of the fourth inning Chris Snyder would hit another D-backs’ home run for his ninth of the season. Dan Haren would then hit a double and be driven in by Kelly Johnson as he would hit a double as well. With the two-baggers still coming, Stephen Drew would knock in Kelly Johnson from second as the fourth inning came to a close.

In the fifth inning, the Cardinals would score their first run on a Ryan Ludwick RBI single that would score Matt Holliday from second. In the bottom half of the inning, Adam LaRoche would hit his second homer of the game as he launched another solo shot to right center field. In the Sixth inning, the Cardinals would score once more making the score seven to two. The Diamondbacks would hang on to win the game as they prepare for the third and final game of the series on Sunday. Edwin Jackson will be facing Chris Carpenter as the D-backs look to take the series before hitting the road to head to Boston for Interleague play.

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