Tonight was a bit of a topsy-turvy game, one that had the Diamondbacks seem dominate at times, followed by Mets bas running gaffes to prevent themselves from scoring, to one disastrous inning for Arizona, to a final
Perhaps I was just getting worked up when I said the Diamondbacks seemed dominant. They scored 2 runs in back-to-back innings, and it certainly felt like the sign of bigger things. Instead, it was bookended with innings of chances but not enough to grow the lead.
Patrick Corbin only went 6 innings, but only gave up 2 runs on 4 hits, 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts. It would have been better if he could have gone a little deeper, but it's hard to pin Heath Bell's meltdown on Corbin. The starting pitcher did exactly what you need, give the team a chance to win.
As such, the Diamondbacks only had a 4-2 lead going into the 8th. Heath Bell has taken on the role of the set-up man, and before tonight had not let in a single run in any 8th inning of 2013. This is called foreshadowing, because our hapless wonder proceeded to load the bases with no outs, then give up two ground balls to score runs and tie the game.
Gnashing of teeth and rending of garments for all, right? Fear not, fellow ponies. For there is a single man who is willing to stand up to the darkness, whilst we scream for help, and he whispers, yes. What I'm saying is he hit a walk-off homer in the 9th with 1 out, giving a win to the Diamondbacks and our hearts.