Boy, those Snakes don't mess around when they're playing the Astros, do they? Arizona went 6-0 against Houston this season and outscored the Stros, 56-19 in those games. That's the Diamondbacks scoring more than nine runs a game. They probably wish they could play the Astros every day.
Arizona capped its most recent series sweep against Houston with an 8-1 pounding on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. It was the first day on the job for interim manager Tony DeFrancesco, who'd been called up from the Triple-A Oklahoma City Redhawks to replace recently fired manager Brad Mills.
It didn't go exactly the way he wanted it to, mostly because of the fourth inning when the Snakes took a 5-0 lead that almost promised that the Astros wouldn't be able to rally. But there was also Aaron Hill who hit a pair of solo home runs.
The best night of the weekend was the first, when Houston still lost, but Dallas Keuchel went out and pitched a really good game. It was nice to see the rookie have such command of his pitches, while it's rough not having any offense that can support those kinds of outings.
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