PHOENIX - Remember how the D-backs started the season by promptly losing 22 of their first 30 games? Well, guess what? That was so April.
Turns out, the calendar turned and so did the D-backs fortunes. The latest example occurred Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park, where the D-backs were definitely Milwaukee’s Best in winning for the fifth time in seven games.
Bronson Arroyo frustrated Brewers hitters with his array of off-speed pitches in allowing an unearned run and five hits in 7 1-3 innings to lead the D-backs to a 3-2 victory.
"He's throwing the ball good. He's been trending in this direction and in total command today," manager Kirk Gibson said about Arroyo, who is 2-0 with an 0.87 ERA in his last three starts.
For the second straight game, Paul Goldschmidt cracked a two-run homer as the D-backs won their second straight road series. In fact, the D-backs road record (10-9) is now above .500.
"This whole road trip I think our bats are getting better. We're starting to drive the ball a little bit," Gibson said. "We're starting to get better."
No question the D-backs are reaching base more often, although they stranded 13 runners, including leaving men at third three times through the seventh.
Addison Reed got his 10th save in 11 chances despite giving up a run in the ninth.