It was basically dead in the water from the bottom of the first, where Zack Godley walked three batters, including two with the bases loaded, and allowed a sacrifice fly. A solo home-run in the second inning made it 4-0, and although the D-backs did get on the board with solo tallies in the fourth and fifth, Godley's day was done before the latter tally crossed home-plate. He lasted 3.2 innings, allowing six runs on four hits and six walks, with three strikeouts. But if you think that was bad, you weren't here for the eight-run Cubs' fifth, as they teed off, mostly on A.J. Schugel. However, thanks to a Nick Ahmed error, all seven runs he allowed were unearned. You don't see that often.
14-2 after five, the Diamondbacks did restore a slight degree of respectability to proceedings with some late runs. Jake Lamb had a two-run homer in the seventh, and Ahmed an RBI triple in the eighth. Phil Gosselin had two hits and a walk, Lamb a pair of hits and Yasmany Tomas drew two walks. But silver linings, such as delivering free tacos on the road, were few and far between, considering what happened over the first five innings. There will be a further recap. Probably. At some point in the day. If I can find enough enthusiasm for it.