It didn't take long either, Giancarlos Stanton cranking a three-run homer off Josh Collmenter before an out was recorded in the bottom first inning. [I am on the #Stanton4MVP bandwagon, I think] Considering we've averaged two runs per game on this road-trip, that was pretty much it, and the home-run which followed later in the first was mostly icing. Collmenter lasted four innings, giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk. They then piled on in the seventh, Randall Delgado retiring one of the six batters faced, the other five all scoring.
The offense didn't do much more than that average. Two runs came in the fifth on a Mark Trumbo RBI double and Jake Lamb RBI single, with Ender Inciarte adding a third on his ninth-inning single. Trumbo had two hits and a walk, Cliff Pennington a pair of hits, and Inciarte extended his hitting streak to 17 games. But it was well short of enough, and the D-backs' record on the road-trip dropped to 2-4. It's off to Washington now for the team, Vidal Nuño taking on Jordan Zimmermann in the opener of that four-game series, which starts at 4:05pm tomorrow. preston,salisbury will be along with the guest recap of this one in a bit.