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Diamondbacks 8, Padres 7

It didn't take long for Arizona to get rid of the stench from last night's performance, an early surge propelling them to a big lead after two innings, as the evened the series against San Diego. They needed it all though.

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The very early signs weren't promising, as the Padres took the lead in the top of the first, after Matt Kemp clubbed a pitch from Zack Greinke into the left-field bleachers. However, the D-backs struck back immediately, scoring two in the bottom of the first on Jake Lamb's single. That was just a warm-up, as Arizona added five more in the bottom of the second. Michael Bourn keyed the frame with a two-run single, and that was immediately followed by Paul Goldschmidt obliterating a pitch for his ninth home-run of the season. Arizona completed their scoring on a fifth inning wild pitch.

Greinke got through six, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts. He was a groundball machine in the early going, and has to be considered unlucky, as the three-run sixth included a ball in play which clipped the outside edge of the first-base bag, totally deceiving Goldy and turning into an RBI double. Tyler Clippard and Daniel Hudson worked scoreless innings of relief, but Brad Ziegler struggled, allowing three runs before getting a game ending DP. On offense, Bourn had three hits, a walk and swiped a bag, Goldschmidt also reached base four times, on two hits and two walks, and stole a base too; Chris Owings had a pair of hits plus a SB, and Lamb a hit and a walk.

I'll be transcribing the Thoughts of Mrs. SnakePit in due course.