The Diamondbacks might look back in a month or so and declare this their biggest game of the year the one they had to win and if they do the script that was followed on Tuesday night couldn’t have been more fitting.
Paul Goldschmidt and Patrick Corbin the two players most responsible for their team being anywhere near the playoff race delivered yet again Goldschmidt hammering a grand slam and Corbin dominating in complete-game fashion and the Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 to climb within five games of the wild card.
Goldschmidt connected for his 31st home run a line drive over the left-field fence that brought his RBI total to an even 100 while Corbin tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts and did not walk a batter in throwing his second complete game.
“Those two guys have been huge” Diamondbacks catcher Wil Nieves said. “I’m pretty sure that before the season started they weren’t counting on Corbin being this good. What he’s done all year has been impressive. He’s jus...