Rubby De La Rosa was the best we've seen him in a Diamondbacks uniform, allowing just one run over seven innings, on four hits and no walks, with eight strikeouts. The only damage came with two outs in the fourth, when the Pirates got an RBI double. However, the Arizona offense was every bit as stymied by A.J. Burnett, managing five hits - all singles - off seven innings of A.J. Burnett. We did take the lead in the second, as Tuffy Gosewisch singled home Chris Owings, but it was another night where our offense struggled.
Nowhere was that more apparent than in the bottom of the eighth after Ender Inciarte and A.J. Pollock reached. Paul Goldschmidt grounded out, advancing the runners, but Mark Trumbo fouled out, and Aaron Hill struck out, wasting the chance. The Pirates then struck in the ninth off Addison Reed, who got the first two, but allowed a double to left-center, and a squibber that skittered past Cliff Pennington into the outfield, and the Pirates took the lead. Tuffy Gosewisch got a one-out single in the ninth - his second hit of the night - but Nick Ahmed was thrown out trying to steal second, and Arizona tied their season high, by losing their second in a row.