Godley’s five walks were the second most he’s issued in a start this season.
I couldn’t locate certain pitches and they took advantage of that, Godley said. They’re swinging the bat really well right now, one through nine.
Arizona rallied with two runs in the seventh on Paul Goldschmidt’s 18th home run of the season, and Jarrod Dyson became the eighth player in team history to record at least two hits, two RBI and two stolen bases in a game.
Shields (3-9), likewise, is beginning to see a ray of sunshine in what previously was a gloomy season. He’s coming off his best start of the year, pitching seven shutout innings and giving up four hits Wednesday in a 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. It was his 12th quality start of the season, or five more than he had all of last season.
Meanwhile, James won both the Assist and Clutch Shot of the Year. He was also awarded the Play of the Year by the fans for his game-winning 3-pointer against the Timberwolves before the All-Star break.
Lost among the chatter about swaps of picks in the top 10 is the fact that Minnesota has shopped this pick, though unsuccessfully. We all know how Tom Thibodeau feels about young players, so the good news is that Bates-Diop is already 22.
DiVincenzo was solid in his workouts for the team, but the Jazz could also use help at the forward spots. Kevin Huerter, Dzanan Musa or Chandler Hutchinson fit here, too.
So maybe it was the Pacers who gave Hutchinson this alleged promise. They need depth at small forward badly, and Hutchinson is enough of a polished scorer to get on the floor quickly.