Christian Walker = Clutch
The Diamondbacks won, 5-3. They took advantage of a Dodgers error in the eighth, getting a huge hit from Christian Walker. Zac Gallen was terrific. Archie Bradley closed it out. The Diamondbacks improve to 3-5.
Christian Walker gets the biggest hit in the #Dbacks' young season with a two-out, 3-run double for a 4-3 lead over the #Dodgers in the 8th.
Dave Roberts said he liked the matchup versus Christian Walker more, as opposed to Eduardo Escobar who was hitting .133.
Christian Walker has an OPS of .981 against the #Dodgers in his career, the best of any team he's played at least 10 times
Dave really walked a guy to face Christian Walker with the bases loaded. Didn’t know someone could be so dumb but he amazes me again
"I felt like there was a chip on my shoulder."
Christian Walker delivers the big hit the Diamondbacks have been looking for, lacing a bases-clearing double to right-center. The Diamondbacks move in front, 4-3, in the eighth.
#Dbacks Christian Walker discusses the feeling of having the hitter before him walked intentionally: "I definitely feel a little bit more of an attitude or a chip on my shoulder."
We'll see if the #Dodgers ever try that again.
Dave Roberts walking the go ahead run, Eduardo Escobar who was hitting .133, to get to Christian Walker???
Is mind numbing .
And in Phoenix, Christian Walker just unloaded the bases with a 3-run double and Arizona has a 4-3 lead over the Dodgers in the eighth. Padres could be alone in first place entering August.
Would really appreciafe it if the official Carolina hashtag for our hero Christian Walker could be #hamateschmamate, if you know you know https://t.co/Ue2PFXejyq
Lead-flipping 3-run double in 8th or later, D'backs history:
Christian Walker, Fri vs LAD (off Blake Treinen)
Paul Goldschmidt, Jun 4 2014 at COL (Nick Masset)
Chad Tracy, Sep 24 2005 vs SD (Chris Hammond)
Dave Roberts liked the matchup of Blake Treinen facing Christian Walker, and also threw out the book for that situation
"Whatever book, to put the winning run on base, it's different for me when I'm on the road and not trying to play to tie. I'm trying to play to win that game."
Christian Walker’s clutchness didnt just impact this game but the whole season. Could have fell into a real early hole in the standings.
Christian Walker 👍👍👍👍 #RattleOn
Los de Arizona hacen respetar su casa y con este extrabase de Christian Walker (4-2, 3CI, 1CA) logran obtener la victoria frente a Los Dodgers.
LG: Héctor Rondón - S: Archie Bradley (2) - LP: Blake Treinen https://t.co/INY7EPZkgG
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS 5 beat LOS ANGELES DODGERS 3
Christian Walker (Pictured) hit a three-run double in the eighth inning. #BaseballWorld #ArizonaSports https://t.co/eGM2rSEcWC
Christian Walker has an OPS of .981 against the #Dodgers in his career, the best of any team he's played at least 10 times.
And Roberts walks the bases loaded to pitch to him AND said he liked the matchup.
I swear he doesn’t know his team.
Dumbass Dr Blunder Robots is at it again. Walking a .133 hitter in Escobar to pitch to a .333 hitter in Christian Walker. Bang, bases clearing hit. These moves and burning up the pen will eventually cost us.
So does Ketel Marte and Christian Walker. Let’s face the latter by intentionally walking a sub .150 hitter to load the bases, put the winning run on first. It’s only going to hurt A LOT!🙃
Walking Escobar, hitting under 200, to face CHRISTIAN WALKER. Why