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Dbacks 4, Padres 5: Two Out Shenanigans Sink Dbacks

Record: 64-64. Pace: 81-81. Change on 2011: -5

We went into this game having lost the last five games, and the first two of this series to the Padres. THE PADRES! It's been that bad. With that in mind, the Dbacks went into this game looking to salvage a win and some amount of dignity. With Joe Saunders being traded before the start of the game, Trevor Cahill started on full rest, thanks to the off-day Thursday. How will it end? Read on to find out! Or you can just look at the title...

Final - 8.26.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego Padres 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 11 1
Arizona Diamondbacks 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 7 0
WP: Edinson Volquez (9 - 9)
SV: Luke Gregerson (1)
LP: Trevor Cahill (9 - 11)

The first inning was really long. Fifteen batters total went to the plate in the first inning for the two teams. It started off with the Padres. Cahill got the ball rolling, so to speak, with two quick outs, but then the inning got away from him. The next five batters reached base. Two walks and three hits. Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso got RBI's and the score was 2-0 before the Dbacks even went to bat. It looked like this game was not going to be a fun one. It wasn't really a fun game. Thanks for reading. Good bye.

What do you mean there's more to the game? You don't really want to read it. Trust me on this one. Fine. You asked for it. In the bottom of the first the Diamondbacks started off slowly with a ground out and a strike out from Geraldo Parra and Aaron Hill. Then Justin Upton got a base hit, and Paul Goldschmidt was hit by a pitch. Miguel Montero was then up to bat, and slapped a single right up the middle, and then Chris Young followed it up with his own single. Tied at two.

The second was much better on defense, but it wasn't nearly as good on offense. Both teams traded 1-2-3 innings, with Cahill striking out the side on his half. It all went down from there. The third inning featured Grandal getting HBP, and then two straight singles. Did I mention that was with two outs? No, well I did now. The Padres scoring in the fourth inning also came with two outs again. The inning started off with Edison Volquez hitting a single. Evereth Cabrera moved him to second, and then Will Venable got a base hit, and Volquez went to third. Cahill managed to strike out Chase Headly, but then Carlos Quentin got an RBI that sent him to second, and Grandal walked to load the bases. That was the end for Cahill. It really wasn't his day today.

Mike Zagurski came in and finished off the inning, getting the last out to escape the bases loaded jam, and then after that, aside from a mis-play by Justin Upton in the seventh, the bullpen shut down the Padres for the rest of the game. Sadly, the Padres did the same thing to the Dbacks. It wasn't until the 8th inning that they managed to put anything together, and, even though they scored two runs, it wasn't enough. After an afternoon of pathetic baseball, they had dug a hole to deep to climb out of. The game ended at that score of 5-4 Padres. It should be noted that Putz had a perfect ninth, as did Luke Gregerson, who got the save.

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[Click to enlarge, at fangraphs.com]
Rin-Tin-Tin: Chris Young, +13.3%
101 Dalmatians: Aaron Hill, +11.4%
Old Yeller: Trevor Cahill, -28.1%
Cujo: Jake Elmore, -14.5%

A surprisingly-brisk GDT though AzDbackfanInDc accounted for about a quarter of all today's comments by himself, showing admirable fortitude in the face of...whatever this afternoon's game was. Recapper imstillhungry95 and Bryn21 were second and third, though the latter may be disqualified for blatant failure to read the intro...]. Also present: hotclaws, Clefo, Rockkstarr12, asteroid, onedotfive, dbacks79, GuruB, Jim McLennan, soco, snakecharmer, xmet, Medusas_Daughter, aricat, Husk, mrssoco, Rcastillo, egboyz, Augdogs, shoewizard, and Backin'the'Backs.

I only saw one comment that had multiple recs, and it was to depressing to be COTD. Sorry Clefo. Seriously people, give out more recs! You can't take them with you! This has been a Public Service Announcement*

*Please do not take this to mean that you should rec every single comment. That's not the message here.

The Cincinnati Reds are going to play a baseball game at Chase Field tomorrow. No word on if the Dbacks will as well. It's going to be at 6:40. Show up if you want to, but it you don't, I'm pretty sure we'll all understand.

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