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Diamondbacks 3, Astros 8: Ed-Lose Escobar, IMO

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Edwin Escobar's first major league start was, uh, you know what, let's not talk about it.

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Edwin Escobar began his Major League career by hitting the first batter he faced. He was able to get out of the inning, but it wasn't the best of omens for the rookie starter, because it was bad. Very bad. Like "Let's not memorialize this start amirite, eh eh?... You're right this is a somber holiday and that was inappropriate." bad.

Paul Goldschmidt became the 30th Diamondback player to hit a dinger directly into the pool in the first off of Collin McHugh. That was a 1-0 lead that was short-lived as Jason Castro hit a bloop  that resulted in an RBI in the top of the 2nd to tie the game. The Astros took the lead on a George Springer check swing single that scored Castro, the bleeding didn't stop there, as Jose Altuve hit a fly ball that Michael Bourn misplayed and let go past him, allowing Springer to score from first. Carlos Correa followed up with a single to make it 4-1. Mercifully, the inning ended because Correa got hung up between first and second, and not even the Diamondbacks could screw this up.

But wait, there's more! The Astros made it 6-1 in the 3rd on a double by Castro that scored two (hence the score going from 4-1 to 6-1, math!) And by the way Castro had only three hits against lefties all year before today so yay!

Jose Altuve had an RBI triple in the 4th to make it 7-1, and Correa scored him to make it 8-1. He ended his day in the middle of the 4th by striking out Colby Rasmus, so that's nice. Randall Delgado came in and put out the fire because that's the world we live in now.

Nothing much to really talk about for the rest of this game. Jake Lamb made a pretty cool diving play with subsequent put-out, so we got that going for us. Oh and Jean Segura tripled home a run to make the score slightly less depressing. Jake Lamb had a solo shot in the 9th to make it even slightly less depressing. McHugh still had a complete game, though

Source: FanGraphs

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Another day game tomorrow. Corbin is pitching, so that could be fun.