Archie Bradley's second start was not quite as good as his first, but it was still plenty impressive, as he out-dueled World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. Bradley worked into the seventh inning, and was charged with two runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts. It would have been one, but Oliver Perez came in and allowed a home-run to the only batter he faced, a two-run shot which brought the Giants within one. Arizona had taken a 4-1 lead on a three-run shot by Paul Goldschmidt, having tied the game on a second-inning bomb, the first of the year from Mark Trumbo.
Addison Reed had a horrible outing in the ninth. He retired two of six batters, blowing the save, and had to bailed out by Andrew Chafin with the bases loaded. A.J. Pollock gave Arizona a 5-4 lead in the tenth, sending his first ball of 2015 out of the park,. but Evan Marshall blew another save in the bottom half, an error by Aaron Hill leading to an unearned run for the Giants. But in the 12th, Hill atoned, delivering a two-run double to the gap in left-center, and the D-backs took the lead again. Randall Delgado, our last relief pitcher, promptly allowed one run and had the tying run on second, but snared a liner back at him to send us back to .500 and the Giants to their seventh straight loss.
The scheduled recapper went to bed about 30 minutes ago, so the full recap will follow in the morning. Talk among yourselves.