The June 23 game against the San Francisco Giants was an important one for the Diamondbacks. The club needed to snap a six-game losing streak to keep pace in the National League Wild Card race.
Tim Locastro came to the rescue. The Auburn native started the game and went 2-for-5 at the plate with 2 RBI in the Diamondbacks' 3-2 win. It was hit last hit that ended the losing skid.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, the Diamondbacks loaded the bases for Locastro. The first pitch was inside and nearly hit him. He was visibly frustrated because he moved slightly to avoid the pitch instead of taking the beaning. (At one point this season, he led the league in hit-by-pitches.) The second pitch he saw was inside again, but this time he ripped a walk-off RBI single to left to end the game.
It was the second walk-off hit of his major league career. It was also another multi-hit and multi-RBI game for Locastro.