Robbie Ray looked to continue his great start to the season and was decent in his 6 innings of work. Unfortunately for him, the 3rd inning was his undoing, where he allowed 3 runs. Randall Delgado and Josh Collmenter were solid in relief, combining for 3 scoreless innings to keep things close.
The offense was stagnant despite having many chances to score in the early innings. There were 2 hits and a walk in the 1st, but Nick Ahmed was picked off and A.J. Pollock was thrown out trying to advance to 2nd. In the 2nd, the Dbacks had two runners on with 2 outs, but Ray grounded out.
In the 3rd, Robbie Ray unraveled, giving up 3 doubles, a single, and a walk before getting 2 fly outs to end the inning but not before the Dodgers took a 4-1 lead.
After that inning Robbie Ray calmed down and got through 6 innings, which is a good sign for a young pitcher after allowing the early runs. His day ended after the 6th with him giving up 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. It wasn't a performance like we were used to seeing from him, but he showed a lot of fight out there despite the struggles.
The offense continued to struggle against Brett Anderson, who was facing the Dbacks for the 4th time this season. He struck out 7 over 7 innings and only allowed a solo home run to Aaron Hill. While he did allow 7 hits and a couple walks, they were erased by a double play ball and a couple base running mistakes.
But once Anderson left the game after the 7th, the offense came alive. A.J Pollock led things off in the 8th with a single and after a Paul Goldschmidt strike out, Yasmany Tomas hit one to the right side to put runners on the corners and Aaron Hill up to bat. He would just miss a home run by a few feet, but was deep enough to score the run and make the score 4-2. Kenley Jansen came on in the 9th and gave up a homer to David Peralta, but the offense had no other answers and would lose 4-3.
OKAY: Yasmany Tomas (+5.2%)
BAD: Robby Ray (-18.3%)
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