The main problems this afternoon were Jacob DeGrom being pretty damn good, and Josh Collmenter... not being Jacob DeGrom, shall we say. DeGrom was charged with two earned runs over seven innings, striking out 10 Diamondbacks hitters along the way. Collmenter, on the other hand, allowed four home-runs, though did at least get through six innings this afternoon. He was charged with five earned runs, on nine hits and a walk, with just one strikeout. The best thing to emerge on the mound for Arizona today, was the first appearance since 2013 of David Hernandez, who walked one batter in a scoreless eighth inning of work.
Arizona did actually have the lead, albeit briefly, in the bottom of the first inning, scoring two runs on a groundout by Paul Goldschmidt and a sacrifice fly by David Peralta. Our third run scored in the sixth, when Chris Owings reached on a bunt single. Goldie also drew a walk, but we only had five hits, with an Ender Inciarte double the sole one for extra-bases. The loss drops us back to two games below .500, as we hit the road for eight games in California, running through until a week Tuesday.
freeland1787 will be along in a bit with the guest recap.