This defeat is rather more on the offense than the pitching, as the Arizona hitters managed only five hits. They did get on the board first, with a David Peralta single driving in the opening tally, but thereafter, it was a parade of wasted chances and men left on base. On the pitching side, Robbie Ray was troubled by the long ball, which was responsible for all three runs he allowed over six innings of work, though he did tie a career high with eight strikeouts.
We did get to see the debuts of the two newest Diamondbacks, in Jamie Romak and Keith Hessler. Romak struck out while Hessler worked a scoreless eighth, albeit with some help from Peralta. David Hernandez allowed another home run in the ninth, and then Aroldis Chapman happened, which went generally about as well as could be expected, given his first pitch was measured at 101 mph.