After two games that Arizona completely man handled the White Sox. Sunday the Diamondbacks complete the sweep in Chicago. Sunday’s game was closer than the first two, a 3-2 victory.
D-Backs won in dramatic fashion being down 2-1 going into the 8th inning. Sergio Alcántara hit a solo home run off of Dylan Cease to tie the game in the top of the 8th inning.
After Noé Ramirez pitched a shutout inning in the bottom of the 8th. The Diamondbacks rally in the 9th to take a 3-2 lead off of Jake McCarthy hitting his 24th RBI of the season. Allowing Ian Kennedy to come in a get the close in the bottom of the 9th.
Recently called up Stone Garrett continues to show his worth, hitting a solo home run in the 2nd inning for the D-backs.
The sweep feels even better playing the villain
Even though Arizona is out of the playoff race this is the time a year to relish in being the villain for other teams on the bubble of a wild card spot.
Before this series, the White Sox where 4.5 games back with hopes to get a run started. Now, since the Diamondbacks complete the sweep in Chicago, the White Sox are 6 games back. The fans on the southside are begging for ownership and manger changes, being pretty open to their disappointment.
Besides calling up young players to see what they have to offer, this time of year feels good to be able to knock other teams out of contention.
What is next for the D-Backs
Arizona will start a 3 game series against the Philadelphia Phillies tomorrow, another team on the bubble of the wild card race. Can the D-Backs play spoiler again? Monday Madison Bumgarner will take the mound and try to push this win streak to 4 games!
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Rowan Donaghey is a MLB insider, NHL insider, Betting insider and breaking news reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on twitter via @RowanDonaghey