Diamondbacks vs. Brewers: Ryan Roberts Obliterates Terrible Pitch, Hits Grand Slam

Randy Wolf was so close. He was so close to getting out of a jam. Then he did not get out of the jam. He allowed the jam to achieve its maximum scoring potential, and then some.

Wolf was staked to a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the first. Leading off the bottom of the first, Willie Bloomquist lined a sharp single to center, because Willie Bloomquist is Tony Gwynn now, and Tony Gwynn is in phenomenal shape.

Two batters later, Justin Upton walked, and then Miguel Montero grounded a single into right to load the bases with one out. One out, and Paul Goldschmidt at the plate. Paul Goldschmidt, who hit a grand slam just Tuesday night. There was the threat of a repeat performance.

But Wolf actually retired Goldschmidt with a called strikeout on a questionable pitch inside, just off the plate. Suddenly Wolf was an out away from escaping unscathed, and all he had to do was pitch to Ryan Roberts.

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79 miles per hour, thigh-high, over the middle, in a hitter's count. Roberts clobbered that meatball for a grand slam down the left field line - the Diamondbacks' fourth grand slam in four home games. It's like a thing of theirs. You see why they're in the playoffs?

Oh, but that so wasn't it. After Roberts came Chris Young, and after Young worked his way to a 3-1 count, Wolf gave him an 89-m.p.h. fastball over the outer edge that Young blasted out to left-center for a solo shot. Two batters, two homers, five runs.

The Brewers had an early lead. That was just a few minutes ago. Now they are trailing by four times the magnitude of that lead. Funny!

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