Record: 11-24. Pace: 51-111. Change on 2013/10/04/1998: -9/-3/-3/+3
This one at least started with some bright flashes of hope for Arizona. Top of the first, Gerardo Parra started the game off with a single. Two outs later, and a Miguel Montero walk moved him to second, and Parra came in to score on a single by Aaron Hill. Hooray, 1-0 lead! Maybe our recent successes haven't been entirely fueled by beating up on weak teams!
Then Carlos Gomez led off the bottom of the inning with a home run to tie it up. Jean Segura tried to add some more for Milwaukee, with a single and a stolen base, but that was all the damage the Brewers managed in the first. Unfortunately, after a 1-2-3 top of the second, Milwaukee added on. It started with a lead-off single from former DBacks and potentially blind player, Mark Reynolds. One out later, and Martin Maldonado launched a homer to deep left, triggering more indoor fireworks (really, Milwaukee?) and putting the Brewers up 3-1.
Hey, but that lead didn't hold up long! Top of the third, Gerardo Parra started off by reaching base again, this time by being hit by a pitch. Ow. He looked awkward on the bases that inning, like it was still lingering. After a K looking by Martin Prado, Paul Goldschmidt lined a single to right, moving Parra to third. Montero followed that with a single, bringing in Parra, and then Aaron Hill followed that with a single of his own to score Goldschmidt and tie the game. The DBacks tried to add on, with Chris Owings drawing a walk to load the bases. But strike outs by Alfredo Marte and Ender Inciarte stranded everyone where they were and ended the top of the inning, tied 3-3.
The next couple innings went back and forth for each team, letting runners reach, but not letting anyone score. Until the bottom of the fifth. That inning started with Scooter Gennett, the Brewer named after a Muppet (really), doubling off Mike Bolsinger to start the inning. Gennett took third on a line out by Aramis Ramirez, the Brewer named after a musketeer (maybe?), and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Khris Davis, the Brewer named after the Kentucky state human resources department (almost certainly not) to give Milwaukee a 4-3 lead. Bolsinger got the last out and was pulled for a pinch hinter in the top of the sixth, but a one run deficit is manageable, right?
Well, maybe. But bullpen happened.
Randall Delgado replaced Bolsinger in the bottom of the sixth, and got a fly ball from Caleb Gindl for his first out. But his control seemed a bit suspect out of the bullpen- Moldanado drew a walk, as did Rickie Weeks, pinch hitting for Matt Garza. Both of them moved up a base on a wild pitch and scored on a single from Carlos Gomez. Follow that up with a home run from Jean Segura, and Delgado had let the Brewers stretch the lead to 8-3 before he managed his second out.
After that, it was all done but the shouting. Or the uninspired muttering. Whichever. Trevor Cahill came in and gave us two hitless innings, but the DBacks bats went quiet until the ninth. Paul Goldschmidt and Aaron Hill singled in the last inning to try to make a half-hearted rally, but pinch hitter Cody Ross flied out to right field to end the game and give Milwaukee the win.
Reverse that graph and that's pretty much what this game felt like to DBacks fans.
Pretty quiet thread, wrapping up around 200 comments. Muu led the muttering, with onedotfive and TolkienBard in second and third. Also making a showing: AJV19, AzDbackfanInDc, AzRattler, Circa4life, DbacksSkins, Diamondhacks, GODSCHMIDT, GuruB, JoeCB1991, JoelPre, Makakilo, RaizAl, SenSurround, The so-called Beautiful, Zavada's Moustache, asteroid, blank_38, cheese1213, hotclaws, kishi, makattack71, piratedan7, preston.salisbury, soco, and txzona.
Another game tomorrow night, with Josh Collmenter taking the mound against Marco Estrada. Maybe we'll have better luck next time? Who knows! Stop by to find out!