The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt hit his career’s 30th homer to avoid a sweep in their Three-Game Series against Seattle Mariners on Sunday beating Mariners in a 5-2 win.
It was only the demand of the time to avoid a clean sweep after losing two times from Mariners in the series. First baseman of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Paul Goldschmidt, who had struck out 4 in 9 combined appearances against Mariners first two wins of series took it upon himself to alter the results from the first two games of the series.
Goldschmidt is the most feared hitters in MLB, although Mariners somehow had managed to keep his bat at bay but for how much long could he have allowed that he certainly succeeded in reminding the Mariners what he is made of by swinging his bat and unleashing the brutal hit to the left field that resulted in a leading 3 run homer.
Seattle starter Mike Leake Despite being in the embarrassing situation of giving off two run to Diamondbacks was trying his utmost to avoid such a situation again when Goldschmidt let loose his greatest hit the 30th homer of his career, after the misplace 0-1 sinker it could have been the chance to rise again for mariners but this homer changed everything and resulted in the 5-2 lead of Diamondbacks.
“It was in and elevated,” Leake said. “It was in a good spot for him to kind of get quick with his hands. That was the only pitch I’d take back.”
“We put some pressure on them late,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said after the match. “It was a game of inches this whole series. All the games were real hard fought. We had a few things go our away last night, but today not so much. The infield hit Peralta got in the third inning that they got the runs off us certainly hurt and Haniger smokes a ball right at the third baseman.”
“We made a mistake,” Servais said. “You are trying to get inside to open up the outer part of the plate. We just didn’t get the ball quite enough in. He’s an accomplished hitter — one of the best in the National League — and he made us pay today.”
Leake Pitched overall six innings, allowing only the five runs with seven hits and no walks with six strikeouts. H only allowed one hit after the third inning.
“I thought Mike threw the ball pretty good and as the game went on he got better,” Servais said. “He left a couple pitches up, but he threw the ball fine. Just the one inning got him.”
Seattle had to make a do with the series win instead of a series sweep against Diamondbacks as the series sweep is always the best-expected outcome for any team and as the Oakland winning another game in Minneapolis on Sunday, after this lose Mariners cut down to the third in the race for the second wildcard. Seattle is on the five-game deficit while moving on to a two-game series with Padres after an off-day today.