"Because we hit a lot of balls hard, just weren't getting anything from it," third baseman Jake Lamb said. "It's kind of one of those games, pitchers weren't pounding the zone so it was kind of slow moving. Those are the tough ones, you've got to stay with it."
Then in the span of five batters with two outs in the third, the D-backs struck with the quickness of the desert rattler they are named after, scoring five times and seizing control of what would turn out to be a 7-4 win.
"I think we're very opportunistic," D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said of his offense. "And it's one of the traits of this team that I enjoy seeing is that when they smell a little blood and they get an opening and they pound through that. Obviously, we can hit home runs with the best of them and that's the high side of things, but we can keep tacking on and building innings and really create moments for us to score runs."