Arizona did the bulk of its offensive work in the middle of the game in back-to-back frames, scoring all five runs in the 5th and 6th innings. It was enough to negate 2 Anthony Rizzo home runs.
How were these runs scored? Good question. /fires up ESPN play by play /cracks knuckles /sips
Em Prado single to lead things off (no, I'm not going to count Em Trumbo in this scenario, YOU'RE NOT MY REAL DAD). Gee Parra thought that that looked like fun, so he singled as well. Dee Gregorius must have been mainlining those 90s Gatorade commercials with Michael Jordan and Mia Hamm, because you know what? He singled, too. His single, however, was like 1000x better, though, because it scored a run. En Evans then singled in another run, and would you look at that: 2 runs.
The Diamondbacks started the 6th down 4-2, but it was nothing Pee Goldschmidt and Company couldn't handle. Goldschmidt homered to lead things off (no, I don't know who Dee Peralta is, YOU CAN'T PROVE ANYTHING) and bring the deficit to 1 run. Em Montero somehow got on with a bunt single (seriously, how the hell did that happen?), and he was joined by Em Trumbo, who did a regular single. Em Prado then hit an infield single, because apparently the D-backs were attempting to collect all the singles. Gee Parra hit a sac fly to break up the chain of singles, and then Dee Gregorius single to center to score Trumbo and give the D-backs the lead.
So how did Tee Cahill do in his first game back with the Diamondbacks? Okay...ish? 5 innings pitched isn't great, but he wasn't a total tire fire. 3 runs during the same time frame isn't so hot, but it was manageable.Cahill still looks like a big baby.
Manager Kay Gibson was thrown out in the 8th along with Em Prado. They were arguing about something stupid, I'm sure.
A one run lead proved to be enough for Arizona, though Ay Reed predictably had to make things interesting. It wasn't completely his fault, but it also kind of was, you know? He walked Jay Ruggiano, who stole second, and then advanced to third on a wild throw by Em Montero. Reed somehow came over his natural desire to give up home runs to get the next two outs and the win. Chicken dinner!