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Diamondbacks 5, Phillies 9

There was about an inning an a half of this one, that was quite good. The rest? I had more fun working with hacked Wordpress sites.

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Wade Miley pretty much sucked from the start, walking three batters in the Phillies two-run first, and it was kind of a surprise that he managed to last five innings. They weren't pretty, and they weren't effective, as he was charged with six runs, five earned, on eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts, as the transmission dropped out of his run of successful outings. The rest of the bullpen was meh: after a scoreless inning from Randall Delgado, Evan Marshall allowed a two-run homer, and Oliver Perez gave up a run in the eighth.

Alfredo Marte did hit the first home-run of his career, however - and it's one he won't forget in a hurry, coming off the bench to become the fourth Diamondback with a pinch-hit grand-slam in the sixth. That pulled us within two, and we loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but Miguel Montero and Mark Trumbo both struck out, with the tying run in scoring position, and we never threatened much thereafter. Aaron Hill had three hits (drive up that trade value, Aaron!), while Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and a walk, and Martin Prado reached base twice, on a hit and a walk.

Same two teams tomorrow, as Josh Collmenter takes on Cliff Lee in a game which starts at 4:05pm Arizona time.