Getty Images

The Diamondbacks have not trailed for 98 innings

17 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about how the Cleveland Indians had not trailed for 67 innings. I was super impressed! But — chalk it up to Ohio bias? — I was also missing the fact that the Arizona Diamondbacks have been far more impressive in this regard. The Dbacks have not trailed for 98 innings.

The last time they were behind: August 25, when the Giants took a 1-0 lead on them in the second inning. In the bottom of the third the Snakes put up four runs and won the game. They’ve been tied a few times since, but they have not trailed anyone. And, of course, they have won 12 games in a row overall.

According to Major League Baseball, the all-time record for innings played without trailing is 103. So tune in to the Dbacks-Dodgers game tonight and see if Arizona can make history.

Marlins give Don Mattingly two-year extension

Getty Images
4 Comments

The Marlins have announced that they have inked manager Don Mattingly to a two-year contract extensions. There’s a third year in the form of a mutual option.

Mattingly is finishing up the final year of the four-year contract he signed with the Marlins prior to the 2016 season. He’s 272-364 in that period and the club has lost 99 games already this season. The current bad run, however, obviously corresponds with a massive rebuild the team began undertaking following the 2017 season and the team’s change in ownership. Mattingly has not had much to work with over the past two seasons but he has likewise, largely, kept the team on as even a keel as one could hope under the circumstances. He has certainly impressed the Marlins’ brass enough to take the unusual step of keeping on a manager they inherited from a previous ownership and front office group.

In other news, the Marlins also announced a two-year contract extension for shortstop Miguel Rojas valued at $10.25 million. There’s a vesting option for a third year. The deal buys out Rojas’ final year of arbitration eligibility and one year of free agency, plus that option.

Rojas, 30, is hitting .285/.335/.383 (OPS+ 92) this year.