It was early on Monday afternoon and Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Eaton paused choosing his words carefully. Asked to reflect on what has been a difficult season Eaton was trying to stay positive but for a moment was struggling to find the words.
“Hopefully” he said “this is an afterthought after we go the playoffs and the World Series. Hopefully — the injuries the tough times the up and downs. Hopefully it’s an afterthought.”
With more games like Monday night perhaps it will be. Eaton launched a walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning his first home run of the season giving the Diamondbacks a 7-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Chase Field.
The shot helped the Diamondbacks win a game in which their bullpen coughed up two more save opportunities allowing them to maintain the blistering pace set by the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West and stay afloat with their more-realistic wild-card chances.
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