Diamondbacks 1, Cardinals 6

If last night was an effective poster for the Diamondbacks way, tonight was... not so much. Arizona was held to one run on three hits. Heath Bell matched that run tally with his first pitch...

Trevor Cahill started off brightly enough, and Miguel Montero got the Diamondbacks on the board, with the first home-run of the 2013 campaign for Arizona, a solo shot in the second inning. However, that was the end of the productive Arizona offense, who proved largely unable to solve Jaime Garcia: Jason Kubel came off the bench to strike out looking with the bases loaded to end the sixth. St. Louis tied the game up in the fourth, after a lead-off double came around to score on a couple of productive outs, and took the lead for good on Matt Holliday's two-run homer in the sixth. Cahill ended up allowing three runs over 5.2 innings, on five hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts.

As well as Alfredo Marte's major-league debut (he went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts), there were also the pitching debuts of Tony Sipp, Heath Bell and Matt Reynolds. The left-handers did well, retiring the four batters they faced, but Bell's Arizona time started homer, walk, homer, double, with three runs conceded before recording an out. That was all he got, and is now sporting a meaty 81.00 ERA...

BattlleMoses will be along with a full recap shortly. Please begin the Bell recriminations here. For now, here's the only person who had a worse night at Chase than Heath:

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