A.J. Pollock got things started brightly enough, doubling in the first and scoring on a pair of groundouts. However, things went south REALLY quickly in the second. Bronson Arroyo went from having the bases empty, to allowing a grand-slam, in the space of five pitches, and that's no exaggeration. Arizona chipped away, with the help of some Cincinnati defensive indifference, making it a one-run game, but twice had the tying run on third with one out, and were unable to get it home.
Arroyo survived seven innings, but the four-run second wrecked his line: he ended up allowing five runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Evan Marshall surrendered a run in the top of the ninth, leaving us needing to score two against Aroldis Chapman to tie. We didn't. At the plate, Pollock continued his insanely hot streak, with three hits, including a pair of doubles. However, the rest of the team managed only four hits and a walk, and we struggled in particular with runners in scoring position, going 2-for-12 there.
Stay tuned for the Turambar/Edbigghead beercap shortly, and we'll be back at Chase Field tomorrow night, as Johnny Cueto takes on Brandon McCarthy.