Zack Greinke did what an ace pitcher is supposed to do, carving the Diamondbacks apart at Chase Field this afternoon. A no-hitter looked a distinct possibility until Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled off the wall in left center. He certainly seemed to be getting an expanded strike zone, but we hardly made him work, managing only three hits off the starter. About our only chance came in the sixth after singles by Nick Ahmed and A.J.Pollock gave us men on second and third, but Paul Goldschmidt struck out, for the third time against Greinke.
Patrick Corbin pitched well enough, allowing just two runs over his six innings of work. Though he scattered eight hits, he walked none and struck out four. Keith Hessler came in from the bullpen. That went about as well as expected, too. The D-backs ended the shut out with a three run homer by Saltalamacchia, but couldn't complete the comeback. Still, it was SnakePitFest, and that is never less than a great time Trying to remember the last one that was a win though!
Full recap to follow when I am no longer on Chase's crappy WiFi.