It was another decent week for the Arizona Diamondbacks. They went 4-3 to take a series from the Colorado Rockies and split one with the New York Mets. The team is still hovering around .500, but at least they aren't falling out of the playoff picture. They're going to need a nice push in the latter part of the season, but if their offense continues performing the way it has and the pitching remains competitive, the D-backs have a shot.
Despite having a pleasant week, Arizona didn't really have a lot of standout performances. But, Miguel Montero snags the Player of the Week honors for his performances at the plate, and Ian Kennedy is the Pitcher of the Week for snagging two wins in the course of a a week.
Miggy had himself a good time batting against the Colorado Rockies this week. In three games, he went 7-for-10 with a homer and three RBIs. Montero calmed down a little bit over his other three games, though he did have one more home run and two more RBIs before taking a rest on Sunday evening. He's continuing his trend of being one of the best offensive catchers in the majors.
Kennedy didn't do much except continue to regain his form from last season, when he was one of the more unstoppable pitchers in the National League. In two starts, he allowed five earned runs with 16 strikeouts and only one walk. Kennedy had faced 85 batters without giving up a walk. He has improved his command and cut down on trouble situations; many of the runs batters are getting against Kennedy are via solo long balls. All in all, Ian's record is now above .500 and he's looking more like what we've come to expect from ol' Red Beard.
For those keeping track at home, the scores:
Player of the Week awards:
Parra (1), Kubel (2), Roberts (1), Goldschmidt (4), Bloomquist (1), Montero (2), Hill (4)
Pitcher of the Week awards:
Saunders (1), Cahill (3), Corbin (1), Miley (5), Collmenter (2), Shaw (1), Kennedy (2)