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Will the Diamondbacks upset the Dodgers? MLB Predictions 9/4/17

Will the Diamondbacks upset the Dodgers? MLB Predictions 9/4/17”

Martinez is a free agent after the season, but for the D-backs he's a big bat in the lineup for a very good, playoff-bound team that believed it needed only a couple of additions to be a real contender in October.

Martinez, acquired by Arizona from the Detroit Tigers in July, tied the major league record with four home runs in a game, becoming the 18th player to accomplish that feat. He hit his 34th home run of the year, 18th for Arizona, in the ninth off Wilmer Font after going deep in the fourth, seventh and eighth innings. Pence is 0-8 in his last two games, but he's also in Coors Field and has a chance to his 11 home runs thanks to the thin air of the Rocky Mountains.

Martinez played for the Tri-City ValleyCats in 2009.

"America's First Baseman" has played in 135 of the Diamondbacks' 138 games this season, but did not play in the final two games of the Rockies series in Colorado. Martinez added solo homers in the seventh and eighth innings before capping his power show with a two-run drive in the ninth.

The Dodgers return home Monday to host second-place Arizona, which swept them in Phoenix last week. He turned Dodger Stadium into a little league field with this awesome performance.

In the context of four-homer games, Martinez's performance falls somewhere near the middle.

They're on a pace to become the only team in the majors to win more than 100 games and if they split their remaining 26 games it would give them a franchise record-tying 105 wins for the first time since 1953. Suddenly, the National League feels a lot more wide open.

Arizona is 14-3 in their last 17 games overall and 5-1 in Walker's last 6 division starts while the over is 6-3 in their last 9 games overall.

Ryu gave up one run on three hits over six innings, but he did allow five walks while striking out seven. "It's been getting better every day, but it hasn't gone away now for a week or so".

Once Hill exited, the Dodgers collapsed. The D-backs never trailed through a 10-inning game Tuesday and used a Dodgers error to break a 1-1 tie in the 10th on their way to a 3-1 win in Los Angeles.

How much Martinez magic will they get then? Martinez totaled six RBIs in Arizona's 13-0 drubbing against LA. They are still 13.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West but leading the NL Wild Card by 6.5 games.

Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reported Goldschmidt is dealing with "something that has been lingering in [his] right elbow". Dodgers RHP Brandon McCarthy (right finger blister) was moved to the 60-day disabled list and will next pitch for Class A Rancho Cucamonga in the postseason. Nine losses in ten games later-four at the hands of the Diamondbacks-the Dodgers appear to have fierce competition in a Diamondbacks team spearheaded by Martinez, Goldschmidt and the rest of the Arizona offense.



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