Record: 31-45. Pace: 66-96. Change over last year: -10.
What is it about Yovani Gallardo that make the Diamondbacks shrivel up and die? That's not to take anything away from him, as he's still pretty good regardless, but it just feels like we're never going to be on the positive side against this side.
Beyond the Braun Beaning in Game 1, this series seemed designed to bring back unpleasant memories of the 2011 NLDS. All we needed was a return of Beastmode and the slide into oblivion would be complete.
I wouldn't say the D-backs were completely hopeless against Gallardo, but it wasn't much of a fight. Arizona's only run came in the 5th inning, and they were already down 2 runs at that point. The aborted rally started with back-to-back singles by David Peralta and Cody Ross. Peralta then came home on a fielder's choice, giving Didi Gregorius an RBI. That was pretty much it for the Diamondbacks.
Both Ross and Peralta would have a multi-hit night, but no one around them in the lineup was hitting, ensuring there was no sustain to the offense.
The Brewers also scored in the 5th inning, but their end of the inning resulted in 2 runs. For those mathematically inclined, that means they essentially won the game in that frame. How did it happen, you ask? The first run came off 2 doubles, the first by Aramis Ramirez to lead off the inning, and the second by Lyle Overbay to get the RBI. Then Elian Herrera singled to bring around Overbay and give Milwaukee an insurmountable lead.
The Brewers scored a couple more runs, but who really cares about that? I know I don't.
Chase Anderson had a decent game, going 6 innings and giving up only 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 4 strikeouts. Maybe he's just had young player luck, but Anderson's been pretty decent so far.
Kirby: Cody Ross (14.7%)
Mario: Jordan Pacheco (4.7%)
Duck Hunt Dog: Didi Gregorius (-13.1%)
Decent crowd for a weekday noon game. A little more than 400 comments all told, with DbacksSkins leading the pack with 130. He was joined by: AzDbackfanInDc, Clefo, GODSCHMIDT, GuruB, Jim McLennan, JoeCB1991, Kram Isterpf, Makakilo, MrMrrbi, SongBird, TolkienBard, hotclaws, imstillhungry95, onedotfive, piratedan7, preston.salisbury, and txzona.
The D-backs stay home for a weekend series against the NL West leading Giants. First pitch tomorrow is at 6:40pm Arizona time, so be here, or be somewhere else.