DBacks not Perfect, but Greinke Close

Players of the Week

Zack Greinke: 2-0, 15 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 18 K (last 5 games: 3-1, 35 IP, 8 ER, 25 H, 44 K)

Paul Goldschmidt: 7/21, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 5 BB

Weekly Preview

There will be plenty of fireworks for the Diamondbacks and Pirates on Friday night, although they will be the conventional type after the game. Patrick Corbin will go against rookie right hander Tyler Glasnow. This will be the first time the Dbacks face Glasnow.

On Saturday at 5:10 PM, Taijuan Walker will take on Trevor Williams, then Robbie Ray will take on Ivan Nova on Sunday. Sunday’s Mother’s Day special will start at 1:10 PM and will feature a Diamondbacks purse giveaway for all mothers attending. They’ll also have a limited edition Churro Dog, waffles and mimosas for some reason. Go for brunch, stay for Robby Ray. Remember, your mom doesn’t want gold for Mother’s Day, she wants Goldschmidt.

Advanced Stat of the Week

Goldschmidt only stole one base this week, but now has 9 in ten attempts. As for advanced stats, according to Fangraphs.com he’s now second in all of baseball in runs added (2.9) via baserunning behind only Billy Hamilton (4.3).

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Joseph Coblitz is a writer and editor at BurningRiverBaseball.com and the creator of the incredibly successful Cleveland Indians trivia game, Do You Wahoo? He can be found on twitter @BurningRiverBB and in real life on the back fields of Goodyear Ballpark.

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