Patrick Corbin's third start was probably his best yet in terms of effectiveness. As in both its predecessors, he went five innings: like the second, gave up four hits, with five strikeouts and one walk. This time, however, only one of those left the park, so like the first, he held the opponents to two runs. He went 86 pitches, which was the highest to date. The bullpen also did its job, keeping the Giants from adding any insurance runs, with four innings of one-hit ball; Randall Delgado was probably the pick of the crop, with a pair of hitless frames in relief.
However, the Diamondbacks' hitters were largely unable to solve Madison Bumgarner, and even though they got his pitch count high enough that he only lasted five innings, had even less success against the Giants' bullpen. Our only tally came off the bat of Corbin, who (after review) legged out a ground-ball to score Welington Castillo from this in the second inning. Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill and A.J. Pollock each had a pair of hits, with Castillo adding a walk and a hit. But Nick Ahmed and Ender Inciarte didn't get it done on top of the order, going a combined 0-for-8, as we lost our sixth straight, the worst streak since Sep 16-21 last year.
Preston will be along in a bit with the recap.