With two outs in the bottom of the fifth, the D-backs and Padres were tied 2-2. There was a man on second and Justin Upton was the plate. This scenario had cropped up earlier, and Upton had carefully been pitched around. This time though, Jeremy Hellickson got a full count and then wasn't careful enough. The resulting two-run homer was Upton's fourth in 12 games versus Arizona this year, and a further crooked number, a three-spot, in the sixth, put this one well out of reach. Hellickson struck out eight in 5.1 innings, but allowed 10 hits and a walk, leading to seven earned runs. Randall Delgado and Josh Collmenter combined for 2.2 scoreless in relief.
The offense, as last night, only had one meaningful sequence of production. With two outs in the third inning, we got back-to-back-to-back doubles from Paul Goldschmidt, David Peralta and Yasmany Tomas, scoring twice to level the game at two. Outside of that, we managed no walks or extra-base knocks, with only five singles. Peralta, Tomas and Jake Lamb each had two hits in this one, but it wasn't enough to stop Arizona sinking to their third consecutive loss.
Turambar will be along in a bit with the beercap. Feel free to drink heavily alongside him.