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Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 6: We got to Kershaw for a hot minute

How do you measure success when you're eliminated from the playoffs with over a week to go? We did okay against Clayton Kershaw, Borg-pitcher, so break out the ticker-tape parade!

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To sum up this afternoon's game: the Diamondbacks built a picket fence through the fourth, tagging Clayton Kershaw for 3 runs, but then had a spectacularly bad 5th inning that saw the Dodgers score 6 runs and take the win. Alright, recap done!

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Jim informs me I have to actually write something but I'm not sure what else you need to know about this game that I haven't already told you.

I guess we could start with the tire fire of a 5th inning. Patrick Corbin had been doing okay up to this point, but some bad defense and poor control by the Arizona starter set the stage for disaster. Ruggiano got a one out single that he stretched to third base on a Pollock throwing error. Corbin then proceeded to walk Rollins and Turner to loan the bases. A Kendrick single scored two and Andrew Chafin was called into to clean things up.

Obviously things were not cleaned, though, as he walked AJ Ellis and then gave up a grand salami to Chris Heisey. I didn't realize Chafin was Ug Lee from Salute Your Shorts.

3 runs isn't the best offensive performance, and it only seemed good at the time because Kershaw was starting for the Dodgers. Being up 3-0 after 4, I sat at work imaging a real donnybrook breaking out. It did, but unfortunately our team was on the receiving end.

So a quick 2-0 series lead turns into a 2-2 series tie. Not the worst result in the world, especially considering how bad Arizona was at Dodgers Stadium this year, but it would have been nice to take the series.


Source: FanGraphs

Aunt Jemina: Paul Goldschmidt (11.5%)
People who are super snooty about maple syrup: Andrew Chafin (-43.1%)

Slow Gameday Thread, which isn't surprising given the afternoon time and that it's the end of a season that won't end with the playoffs. I imagine most of you have already moved on to footbaw or hockery or something silly. Those who braved the GDT: Clefo, Dbackguy, FelixUCR, GuruB, Jim McLennan, JoeCB1991, Makakilo, MrMrrbi, Muu, NumberOneIanKennedyFan31, dunncrumbs, gamepass, onedotfive, piratedan7, and ryeandi.

The road trip continues for the Diamondbacks, as they continue on down the California coast to San Diego.