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Diamondbacks 5, Astros [Redacted]


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That was embarrassing. The Diamondbacks had the potential to play spoilers in the battle for the second AL wild-card, but instead, got utterly destroyed, in one of the most humiliatingly one-sided contests in the history of the Diamondbacks. Rubby De La Rosa allowed three runs in the first, and only escaped damage because he got to face an AL pitcher. The sad thing is, three runs per inning was not far off the average allowed by our pitchers here. Houston scored in every inning bar the fifth and ninth, and the wheels really fell off in the second half, as Allen Webster. Matt Stites and A.J. Schugel combined to be charged with 14 runs in 3.1 innings of work. FOURTEEN.

Four errors by the Diamondbacks didn't exactly help, and nor did going up against one of the best pitchers in the American League this season. About the sole point of note was Peter O'Brien getting his first home-run in the major-leagues, off the bench in the fifth - it was an absolute bomb too, the longest allowed by Dallas Keuchel this season. Otherwise... Aaron Hill had three hits, but the phrase "get 'em tomorrow" has rarely, if ever been more appropriate. There is a beer cap. It will show up in a bit. It was actually submitted about an hour and a half ago, Turambar having apparently run out of beer in which to drown his sorrows at this one, as we conceded a franchise record 21 runs.