Shelby Miller was actually a lot better through the front four inning, matching zeroes with his opposite number on the Cardinals - Miller even struck out the St. Louis side in the third. But the key play came in the top of the fifth. With two on and one out, the Cardinals' hitter lofted a fly-ball to shallow right-center, where Chris Owings' effort to catch it... Well, left a lot to be desired, as shown above. One out later, a three-run homer made it 5-0 to the visitors. Somehow, the play was called a double, and Miller charged with all five runs as earned. Thereafter, we got to see Dominic Leone and Keith Hessler making their 2016 debuts.
After some early signs of potential life, the D-backs offense seemed to give up on this one as well, managing only three hits over eight innings from Carlos Martinez: two on with one out in the first inning, on a hit batter and walk was as close as Arizona came to scoring before solo HR to Jake Lamb and Yasmany Tomas in the 9th. This was, all told, as bad an Arizona performance as we've seen since the Cubs series, but all told, I can't say the loss comes as a particular surprise. The Dodgers are losing a Kershaw start tonight, against the Marlins, so hopefully that'll keep up. imstillhungry95 got to "enjoy" this game from the ballpark, so I'm sure we'll get a detailed report on... whatever he had to eat at Chase Field in due course.