The early going looked like another slug-fest, the same as yesterday's, with the score 3-2 at the end of the second inning. Milwaukee got on the board first: we didn't surrender a lead-off homer today, but their first hitter did come around to score. Arizona responded with three in the second, helped by a couple of home-town errors, and an RBI from starter Jeremy Hellickson. However, he gave that run right back in the bottom half, but after a first-and-third with no outs, could have been worse.
Then Paul Goldschmidt took over. He led off the fourth with his 13th home-run of the season, and next inning, dropped a majestic, three-run bomb for #14, to center field. Hellickson ended up getting his third consecutive quality start, allowing two over six innings on five hits and a walk, with three strikeouts (he also had two hits at the plate and has an OPS of .541, one point below Tuffy!), and Randall Delgado worked the final three innings for his first ever save, but did allow a run. Goldie singled in addition to his homers, and Mark Trumbo also had a three-hit afternoon. All told, nice to see the team deliver a solid performance on national TV, and get the chance to go for the sweep tomorrow.
Beercap approaching, at a rate of liters per minute!