Ender Inciarte went 2-for-3 with a two-run single in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Inciarte hit a two-run single against Carlos Martinez to tie the game at 3-3 in the second inning, though the Diamondbacks would go on to lose 5-3. The single extended his hitting streak to a modest six games. In addition to his usual stellar defense, Inciarte's done a nice job offensively with a .298/.332/.397 triple-slash, 36 RBI, 58 runs scored and 13 steals.
Brandon Moss went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Moss cracked his two-run shot off of Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie. The Cardinals went on to win 5-3 as they completed a four-game sweep of the boys in the desert. In addition to the big home run, Moss also walked twice. Since joining the Cardinals on July 30, he's hit just .180/.317/.280 in an even 50 at-bats, though he does have 16 homers and 53 RBI to his good name for the season as a whole.
Carlos Martinez posted a quality start in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks, yielding three runs on four hits over six innings.
While Martinez wasn't getting rocked--all three runs scored in the second inning, on a pair of RBI singles--he had already thrown 103 pitches by the close of the sixth. These kinds of fine-but-unspectacular outings have slowly become the norm for the 23-year-old right-hander, who has now allowed at least three runs in each of his last six starts. He owns a 2.91 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, numbers he'll take into a home start against the Nationals in his next scheduled outing.
Jorge De La Rosa struggled in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing five runs on five hits over five innings.
In what was a sub-par start, De La Rosa walked four and allowed two home runs over just five innings. Tony Cruz took the 26-year-old right-hander yard for a solo shot in the second inning, while Brandon Moss cranked a two-run bomb in the fifth inning. The loss was De La Rosa's first since the All-Star Break. He'll look to rebound from this start when he takes his 4.46 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a Tuesday afternoon road showdown with the Rockies.
Daniel Hudson exited Thursday's contest against the Cardinals after cutting his finger on a grounder.
Hudson came on in the top of the ninth inning, but he cut his finger on a Tommy Phan grounder to lead off the frame and had to be removed from the game for Brad Ziegler. The team should provide an update on his status after the game. For now, the reliever should be considered day-to-day.