Woof, that was a disappointing game. Sure, a 2 run lead is probably not going to survive most days, but the total shit-show that was the 7th really took the air of my oxygen tank.
The Dodgers started noted investor and stock picker, Ross Stripling, fresh off his almost no-hitter and also founding of Stratton Oakmont. He wasn't bad this time around, but he was almost perfect, either. He ended the night with 6 innings pitched and 2 earned runs given up.
The Diamondbacks scored those 2 runs in the 5th and the 6th by doing a little small-ball. Selling from the pinksheets, if you will. In 5th, Chris Herrmann was brought home by a Nick Ahmed single, after he himself got a double. In the 6th it was Socrates Brito who scored, moving around the bases by stealing second, then advancing to home off the Goldschmidt and Peralta ground-outs.
The Diamondbacks countered the next Warren Buffet with Robbie Ray. His first six innings went pretty smooth, including an at-bat against Adrian Gonzalez in the 6th where he flat-out embarrassed the slugging first baseman. Ray would run into trouble in the 7th, though, getting one out but also allowing 2 baserunners on. Chip Hale brought in Randall Delgado in to relieve, and that's when it all crumbled down like the X tranches of a RMBS stuffed with more bad second mortgages than a Midwesterner is stuffed with mayonnaise pie at Thanksgiving.
I'm not going to recap the bloody horror, beyond to say that there wasn't a home run and 5 runs were scored off Delgado and Chafin. If you want to see it in action, I'm sure Jim can recommend some Z level gore flick to approximate the carnage.
Another day, another loss, another series loss. It's getting pretty frustrating to watch, even though I know it's early in the season. It just doesn't feel like the team is that much different than some of the recent year's teams, and that worries me for the outcomes that followed.
Crying Jordan the first time: Robbie Ray (26.2%)
Crying Jordan after every inane event: Randall Delgado (-55.7%)
Over 600 comments tonight in Zee Game Day Thread, with freeland1787 leading the way. They were joined by: 4 Corners Fan, AzRattler, BenSharp, BigSmarty, Chelsea75, DbacksSkins, Diamondhacks, GuruB, I suppose I'm a Pessimist, Jim McLennan, JoeCB1991, JoelPre, Majabe, MrMrrbi, MyTop5, NK4824, Nate Rowan, Oldenschoole, Red Reign, RobertMerrill, Sprankton, Xerostomia, Xipooo, asteroid, blue bulldog, cardshuffle, coldblueAZ, craiginphoenix, datr22, hotclaws, imstillhungry95, kamshing, luckycc, makattack71, noblevillain, onedotfive, preston.salisbury, rd33, and ryeandi.
The road trip continues for the Diamondbacks, with the team taking on the San Diego Padres starting tomorrow for a 3 game set. The first pitch is at 7:40pm, Arizona Time, which seems like it should be illegal.