This story didn't look like it was going to have a happy ending based on the first chapter. Actually, make that the first character, as the opening pitch of the night from Ian Kennedy went into the stands for a home-run. By the time the frame was over, the Phillies had scored twice, but the D-backs came back to half the deficit, on an Eric Chavez RBI double. Both pitchers settled down thereafter, Arizona struggling to solve a n00b, not for the first time. It was until we had chased the visiting starter that we tied things up, Martin Prado breaking his RISP slump with a single to score Cody Ross.
Miguel Montero homered, his third of the year, to lead off the eighth and give Arizona the narrowest of leads. David Hernandez came in to pitch the ninth, but the first two Phillies reached base, on an error and a single. After a sacrifice bunt moved them over, he buckled down, and got a pop-out to Chavez and ground-out to Paul Goldschmidt, to secure his first save and extend the D-backs winning streak to five games. Ian Kennedy got a no-decision, allowing two runs over seven innings, on six hits and three walks.
It's back to Chase tomorrow night, when Trevor Cahill will take on Cliff Lee. The first pitch is at 5:10pm.