It was not without drama, but the Diamondbacks took two out of three from the league-worst Oakland Athletics, notching their eighth series win of the season. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. stayed hot, Christian Walker continues to homer seemingly every day, Corbin Carroll hit a dinger of his own and Ryne Nelson had his best start of the year. Meanwhile, the D-backs made a roster move before game time that included sending down young outfielder Alek Thomas.


Derek Montilla, occasionally known as The Mayor of PHNX, has covered the Arizona Diamondbacks beat for over 10 seasons. He's a career .093 hitter as an amateur with more errors than runs scored, so everyone decided that the press box was a better fit. The Arizona native is a diehard fan of all Valley sports and can also be found roaming free ringside at local pro wrestling shows.