Remember how upset we were when Yusmeiro Petit beat the Diamondbacks and our ace, Patrick Corbin last week? Remember how we were looking forward to a re-match tonight? Didn't quite happen. Instead, Petit came within one out of a perfect game against the Diamondbacks, culminating in a hit by Eric Chavez with two outs in the ninth inning which dropped just in front of a sprawling right-fielder. However, he then got A.J. Pollock for the final out, to complete a one-hit shutout of the Diamondbacks.
Yeah, in a season of inconsistent offensive performances, this was easily the most offensive. Patrick Corbin didn't pitch badly. all told - particularly compared to his last couple of starts - scattering eight hits and walk, with five strikeouts, and was charged with all three runs. But this was a night when the offense failed miserably even to make Petit work - we didn't even have a three-ball count until Montero in the eighth inning, and we came within inches of being perfecto'd for the first time in franchise history.
Full recap to follow. Might be a while. I think I need to find a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a wood-chipper first.