We were three runs up. We'd got Clayton Kershaw out of the game, much to his annoyance. We had a chance to win our first series in Los Angeles for more than two years.
And then the bottom of the fifth happened.
A two-base error by A.J. Pollock appeared to unsettle Patrick Corbin, who had been solid to that point. He walked the next two batters, and gave up a two-run single that saw him lifted from the game. Andrew Chafin then walked another batter, reloading the bases, and gave up a grand-slam to Chris Heisey, of all people. A three-run lead had become a three-run deficit in the space of one out.
We had done a good job of scoring against Kershaw, with RBI singles from Yasmany Tomas and Paul Goldschmidt, followed by Brandon Drury's second home-run, as we scored in the second, third and fourth innings. But after the meltdown in the fifth, we lost the will to win, and got exactly one hit off the Dodgers' bullpen over the final four innings. Corbin was charged with four earned runs over 4.1 innings, on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts, as the "one bad inning" beast beat the Diamondbacks again.
soco will be along with the full recap... Eventually...