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Diamondbacks 9, Giants 7: Giants Suffer Eternal Lambnation

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Jake Lamb snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as the Diamondbacks take the first game from the Giants

They always come out in SF
They always come out in SF
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Usually there's an opening paragraph summing up the game somewhat here, but the original paragraph went to the backstop and the counter-recap scored.

The Diamondbacks scored the first run of the game off of Jake Peavy on a bases loaded double play off the bat of David Peralta. One could mention how there was nobody out with the bases loaded, but we gotta breathe out the negative, man.

Archie Bradley, making his first start of the year, was... wild. He threw 35 pitches and three walks in the first inning. He had the bases loaded with two outs on a 3-2 count to Brandon Crawford and threw a very very VERY pretty curveball. That did not last into the second inning. Bradley allowed two hits, then allowed a run to score on a wild pitch on a very, uh, divergent curveball. The Giants took a 2-1 lead thanks to Dernard Span single. Bradley got through the rest of the inning unscathed.

Bradley went out for the third and threw a 9 pitch inning with three straight groundouts. Baseball is confusing as hell. Not confusing was Welington Castillo hitting a solo shot in the 4th to straight away center to make it 2-2. That was a professional segue.

Bradley had another clean inning, but not so much in the 5th when Joe Panik at the Frisco (they call me Emo Chris Berman) hit a leadoff solo shot to make it 3-2. He then walked Buster Posey with four straight pitches, struck out Hunter Pence, and gave up a single to Belt before being lifted for Randall Delgado. 100+ pitches in 4 1/3 innings seems to be not great. I'll listen to other opinions, though.

Delgado continued Bradley's legacy by walking Crawford after a 3-2 count to load the bases. Kelby Tomlinson struck out, but then Delgado walked Jake Peavy after having him down 1-2. Jake Peavy. The pitcher. Excuse me for a second.

Okay, I'm good, back to the rest of this game.

So then it's 4-2 Giants, and then Angel Pagan hits a single to score two more runs to make it 6-2.

Paul Goldschmidt lead off the next half inning with a single and scored on David Peralta hitting a triple to make it 6-3. That chased Peavy in favor of something called Corey Gearrin, whose headshot on Gameday looks like Tim Lincecum and Joe Suanders mated.  Peralta scored on a Tomas groundout to make it 6-4.

Tyler Wagner made his Diamondbacks debut in the 6th after being called up earlier today. He pitched a clean inning, which is nice of him to do. He came back on for the 7th and gave up a double to Brandon Crawford that was in some dispute due to being interfered with by a fan. He got out of it without any damage though.

Hunter Strickland came in for the Giants in the 8th. He gave up a tapper single to Goldy and a less tappy single to Peralta. Tomas came in and hit a big bomb to the fence which resulted in... a single, because Paul Goldschmidt didn't get a good read on it  (or maybe more accurately Matt Williams didn't) and only ended up at third on a ball that probably should have tied the game. Castillo hit a sac-fly to score Goldy to make it 6-5. Rickie Weeks hit another sac fly to make it 6-6 and breathe new life into the team...

... which was immediately taken out when Dernard Span lead off the bottom of the 8th with a leadoff triple off Daniel Hudson. After a shallow fly out, Huddy threw a wild pitch, causing the second Giant run of the game to score via wild pitch and give them a 7-6 lead.

Santiago Casilla came on to save the game for the Giants and the Diamondbacks were about to go meekly into the 9th with two outs and a 97% Win probability when BAH GOD THAT'S JAKE LAMB'S MUSIC.

Daniel Hudson pitched a clean bottom of the 9th to send the game into extras. The Diamondbacks couldn't muster anything in the 10th, and Rubby De La Rosa came in for the 10th and the Giants affected no change either.

Phil Gosselin got a hit to start off the 11th. He was bunted over to second by Chris Owings and went to third on a wild pitch from Chris Heston. Jean Segura legged out an infield hit to allow Gosselin to score for the Diamondbacks to take the lead. Jake Lamb, fresh off his game-tying homer, hit a double to score Segura to make it 9-7.

Brad Ziegler came in for the save, he did his thing, get a few baserunners, make everyone nervous, then get a double play to end the game for his third save of the game.

Source: FanGraphs

Jake Lamb: Jake Lamb, +48.4%
Pretty Rad Dude: Jean Segura, +31.1%
Lame: Archie Bradley, -27.7%

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Robbie Ray vs. Matt Cain tomorrow if you like.