Another nationally televised game, another disappointing performance by the Diamondbacks, as they were shut out until getting some belated respectability to the score in the ninth inning. They managed only four hits to that point against Mike Leake and the Cardinals bullpen, with two of them coming for Paul Goldschmidt. Rickie Weeks Jr got his first home-run as a Diamondback in ninth inning, as the Arizona offense finally showed up, scoring two on four hits, then loading the bases to bring the tying run to the plate in Jean Segura, but he struck out swinging.
Robbie Ray was... typically Ray-esque, by which I mean inefficient but not ineffective. He wasn't helped by the defense, a Jake Lamb error immediately preceding a two-run homer. That was the only damage suffered by Ray, and one earned run on three hits over five innings isn't bad, but he walked four and took more than a hundred pitches to get that far. The bullpen wasn't very good either: Jake Barrett allowed a run on two hits, but it was Andrew Chafin who had the worst outing, allowing four hits and three runs in the seventh, to put this one out of reach. Zac Curtis did throw a scoreless eighth.