Jeremy Hellickson had another slow, ineffective start, lasting only 4.2 innings and being charged with five runs on eight hits and two walks, striking out three. Despite a two-run homer from Chris Owings which gave the Diamondbacks a 2-1 lead, the Padres came back to score in four consecutive innings and chase Hellickson from the game with a 5-1 deficit. However, the Diamondbacks were not done yet, getting sole home-runs from A.J. Pollock, Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta off James Shields - the last two went back-to-back to lead off the sixth inning, and tied the game up at five.
We then had two more runners on with no outs, but failed to take the lead, and that proved a fatal mistake. For Enrique Burgos struggled with his control, walking two and giving up the go-ahead run on a single in the seventh, as the Padres took the lead. A.J. Pollock legged out an inside single to lead off the home half, after a successful appeal by Chip Hale, but was caught stealing to end the inning, and we never threatened much over the final two innings, going down in order for the ninth against Craig Kimbrel. Pollock and Goldschmidt each had a pair of hits. Turambar will be along with the beercap in a bit.