Chase Anderson was quite excellent today, right from the start where he struck out the first two batters faced. He ended up working six scoreless innings, allowing only two singles and a walk, fanning a total of seven Dodgers. He did so in 95 pitches, and I was a little surprised he didn't come out for the seventh, but I'll settle for this solid outing, which dropped his season ERA to 3.38. He needed to be on his best, because the Diamondbacks offense, for the second game this series, was unable to solve the Los Angeles starter, Brett Anderson blanking us on five hits and no walks over his six innings.
It came down to the bullpens, and they posted thirteen more consecutive zeroes between them (albeit giving an assist there to a Dodgers TOOTBLAN at third, with one out in the ninth). This rolled into extra innings, without either side scoring a run, or even getting a sniff of one. Both sides stranded wasted lead-off doubles in the 10th, and then sent the minimum to the plate in both the 11th and 12th innings. The Diamondbacks got the first runner to third all game, in the top of the 13th, but Jordan Pacheco was out trying to score on a wild pitch, and that was all she wrote. For Evan Marshall took the loss again, with a lead-off homerun to Yasmani Grandal, and Arizona was swept out of LA.