The Arizona Diamondbacks managed to take two of three against the Padres this weekend thanks to a two home run performance from Yasmany Tomas on Sunday.
Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Yasmany Tomas was hitting .174 (4-for-23) entering this weekend’s series against National League West rival San Diego, but the trip to pitcher-friendly Petco Park was all Tomas needed to get back into the swing of things.
Petco Park was not so friendly to Padres pitchers facing Tomas this weekend as Tomas finished the three-game series 7-for-14 with two home runs (both on Sunday and it was Tomas’ first multi-home run game of his career) and three RBI (all on Sunday). Tomas scored six of the Diamondbacks 13 runs in the three-game series in which the Diamondbacks were able to win two of the three contests.
Tomas only hit nine home runs in the entire 2015 season and could be well on his way to a 15-to-20 home run season if he continues to see the ball this well over the next few months.
Tomas’ bat is essential to the Diamondbacks competing in an ultra-competitive National League West chase, especially with A.J. Pollock injured and Paul Goldschmidt not swinging the bat too well to begin the season. Goldschmidt is only hitting .205 on the season with three home runs and nine RBI.
With the successful trip to San Diego, Tomas raised his batting average to .297 and the Diamondbacks moved out of the cellar of the National League West and are now 5-8 on the young season. Arizona has now completed six games in their 10-game road trip and will move on to San Francisco for a four-game series that begins on Monday night.
Archie Bradley will take the ball in game one of the series, followed by Robbie Ray in game two. Game three plots Zack Greinke against Madison Bumgarner in what will be a great pitchers duel to watch. The Diamondbacks have not announced who will start game four against Johnny Cueto yet.