Both pitching staffs were locked in tonight, and we were treated to quite the pitcher's duel. On the not-so-great side of the pitcher's duel, the offense was quiet tonight. Kyle Blanks was the starter for the home Padres, and he threw an impressive seven inning, three hit, one run game. The only run that he gave up was a home run to Paul Goldschmidt. In fact, that was the only run the Dbacks scored in regulation.
Wade Miley started tonight for the Diamondbacks, and responded with six shutout innings of four hit baseball. The worst 'jam' he had tonight was a first and third, two outs situation in the fifth, which he got out of with a fly out to center. Will Harris followed with a shutout, 1-2-3 inning of his own. Then David Hernandez got a turn. He started off the eighth inning by giving up two consecutive base hits, but then following it up with a strike out, ground out. Then it went down hill. He intentionally walked Chase Headley to face Tommy Medica with the bases loaded. Miguel Montero ended up allowing a passed ball which allowed the runner at third to score, tying the game at one. Chaz Roe pitched a perfect ninth, and the game went to extra innings.
Didi Gregorius hit an RBI triple in the top 12th to give the Dbacks a 2-1 lead. Brad Ziegler closed it out with a 1-2-3 bottom of the 12th. More details to follow in the full recap.