Diamondbacks 5, Giants 8

Christian Petersen

The Arizona Diamondbacks couldn't capitalize on home runs by Trumbo and Goldschmidt, giving up 5 runs in the dreaded 8th inning to lose the series.

The Diamondbacks snatched another game from the jaw of defeat, getting 5 runs and homers by Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo only to see it all for naught.

Goldschmidt kept up his terrorizing of Tim Lincecum, launching a two run homer in the first to give Arizona an early lead. Trumbo joined in the fun by hitting his own 2 run dinger in the 6th. Aaron Hill didn't get a homer, but scored two runs, then got an RBI in the 7th with a double down the left field line. These would be the only runs scored by the home team.

Tim Lincecum has had a couple down years, and there's been some questions about whether he could ever be elite again. This game doesn't answer the question, but it does show that he might still have some in the tank. He went 6 innings and struck out 7, though the 4 runs were scored off 2 home runs. Still, he looked settled and didn't give up any walks.

Bronson Arroyo didn't fare quite as well, but he wasn't a tire fire, either. The Diamondbacks new top of the rotation pitcher only went 4 1/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits while also walking 2. He kept Arizona in the game, certainly, but at the expense of an extended bullpen outing.

The bullpen being called on for additional work is important, see, because they would eventually give away the game. Remember on Monday when the D-backs built a 7-3 lead then proceeded to lose 9-8? Well, Will Harris came in the 8th and helped give up 5 runs to turn a 5-3 lead into a 8-5 deficit. Sure, there was still a little more game to be played, but it was over.

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