If this is to be Zack Godley's final start of the season, he certainly went out on a better note than the game against the Cubs would have offered, taking a shutout into the sixth inning. He allowed only three hits and a walk over five innings, striking out five, and was lifted after hitting a batter to lead off the Giants' sixth. The Diamondbacks had not done much better against Chris Heston, but achieved the first breakthrough in the fourth, when David Peralta hit a ground-rule double to left-field, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia followed up with his sixth home-run as a Diamondback, to give Arizona a 2-0 lead.
After Godley left, the bullpen was left to protect the lead, and it was more or less a struggle the rest of the way. The runner Andrew Chafin inherited came around to score on a wild pitch, and the Giants stranded the tying run at third-base in both of the sixth and seventh innings, and on second-base in the eighth. Brad Ziegler got the final five outs in order for an extended save, and the Diamondbacks took the series. Ender Inciarte had three of our seven hits, but was also caught stealing third-base. Socrates Brito made his first start as a Diamondbacks and played solidly in right-field, going 1-for-3 before being replaced late on.
The full recap may be a bit delayed, as Steven is otherwise detained.