Often, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado peeks at his own defensive plays on the replay board, usually because even he has to see just how he made them. Thursday night, he had to look to see what the heck happened.
If a veteran team with plenty of postseason experience hits a little skid, it doesn't trigger many alarms. When it happens to a young team trying to form its identity and prove its chops, it's more often viewed as an ominous sign.
With outfielder Ender Inciarte on the disabled list the D-backs have given David Peralta a chance to start against left-handed pitchers and so far he's making the most of that opportunity.
A trio of top Dodgers prospects helped Triple-A Oklahoma City wallop Memphis, 8-4, on Thursday night. No. 1 prospect Corey Seager led the way with a two-run homer.
Two of the top National League teams are set to slug it out in a three-game series this weekend in Washington as the Nationals host the Giants over the Fourth of July.