Both pitchers were on their A-games tonight. Tom Koehler started for the Marlins and did well. He gave up two runs in the fourth, but mostly kept the Diamondbacks' bats quiet all night, only giving up five hits, and limiting the walks to two. Neither he nor Hellickson figured into the decision, but they both pitched well enough to deserve the win.
Hellickson pitched what was probably his best game this season. He held the Marlins scoreless for the first five innings, and really it was just one bad pitch that Giancarlo Stanton smashed for a two one home run in the sixth that marred his night. Besides that home run, he only gave up three hits, a walk, and had four strikeouts. Plus, relatively speaking, he was moving quickly tonight as well.
The game was tied at two going into the eighth inning. Mark Trumbo singled to lead off the inning. Goldy struck out. A. J. Pollock came in off the bench to bat for David Peralta, and promptly hit a two-run homer of his own to put the Dbacks on top for good. Full recap to follow shortly!