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Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 2

Vidal Nuno's 11th stab at victory went no better than the previous ten. He pitched well enough, but a lack of run support doomed him once more.

Harry How

Early on, Nuno looked shaky. In the first inning, he hit a batter, and then allowed three hits. However, in between those events, the Dodgers hit into a double-play - albeit one which required a review to achieve it - and so no runs were scored, Nuno leaving the bases loaded. He wasn't so lucky in the second, giving up a two out RBI single, and Matt Kemp doubled the Dodgers lead with a solo shot to lead off the third. But Nuno settled down, retiring 14 straight batters. His night ended after seven innings, having allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. Evan Marshall then pitched a scoreless eighth.

That meant the D-backs allowed three runs or less for the ninth straight game, their best run since 2006. However, the offense was even less productive against former D-back Dan Haren. We got a run back in the fifth on a Didi Gregorius sacrifice fly, but only had three at-bats with a runner in scoring position all night, and came up empty each time. Arizona managed just four hits and two walks; Mark Trumbo and Jake Lamb each had a double. There were a couple of excellent fielding plays, however, in particular a Gregorius throw from deep in the hole at shortstop that will certainly show up in the highlights, and may be a Play of the Year candidate.

Turambar's beercap will show up in a bit, but I've got about 10 billion things to do, so don't hold your breath.