Brandon McCarthy stumbled early on for the Diamondbacks, rather than waiting to his usual fourth inning troubles. He scattered runs across six plus innings, and was probably left in a little bit too long in the seventh, giving up a solo home run, a single, and a walk before he was pulled for J.J. Putz. The bullpen did their best, with Putz allowing an inherited runner to score, but otherwise holding the Astros off the board.
None of that really mattered, though, as the Arizona offense never managed to string together enough hits to threaten the Astros pitching. Held to only four hits and one walk on the night, Aaron Hill's home run was the only thing that went for extra bases. On the few instance the Diamondbacks did get runners on base, they weren't helped out by the double play ball, which accounted for erasing half their base runners.