It was another dismal night for the Diamondbacks offense. A dominant Ryan Vogelsong held the D-backs offense in check, or did a terrible D-backs offense make Vogelsong look good? Either way, Arizona lost its fifth straight.
The only opportunity with Vogelsong on the mound came in the second for Arizona. They loaded the bases up only to have Josh Collmenter up to hit, who promptly grounded out to third.
From that point on, Vogelsong and Collmenter traded zeroes until the bottom of the seventh, though Kirk Gibson decided to end Collmenter’s night at the end of the sixth. Cashing in yet another solid start, Collmenter’s final line was 6 IP with no runs given up on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
It’s a shame it had to end, really.
In the bottom of the seventh, Oliver Perez was the first one out of the bullpen and served up a walk to Hunter Pence to lead off the inning. Gregor Blanco then stepped up to the plate and delivered a double down the right field line to score Pence all the way from first. Matt Duffy had a double of his own to score Blanco after a Brandon Crawford infield single.
And what perhaps defines the Diamondbacks season, a past ball allowed yet another run in the inning. A sacrifice fly extended the Giants lead to four and effectively put the D-backs away. Though, they were already put away after the first run.
Addison Reed came on to pitch the bottom of the eighth, aaaaannd he struggled. Imagine that! With runners on first and third and two outs recorded in the inning, Travis Iskikawa hit the most bloopy blooper I’ve ever seen to push across yet another run for the Giants on the night.
Sergio Romo closed the door in the ninth and the D-backs still don't have their 60th win.
Come on back tomorrow to see if the Diamondbacks can score a single run off Jake Peavy! Or don't come back.
GDT: Congrats to Paulnh, you Collmenter lover.