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The Astros came to Chase having won an MLB low two games against a left-handed starter this year. They went 2-0 here. Arizona started brightly enough, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first on RBI by Jake Lamb and Chris Herrmann. But Patrick Corbin allowed a hit to an American League pitcher, setting up a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the second, which gave the Astros a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Indeed, they piled on with a four-run fourth that saw Corbin chased after another short outing by a D-backs starter. He went 3.1 innings, and was charged with seven earned runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

The team's starting ERA at the one-third point is now 5.26, higher than any full season in team history. The main bright point was seeing Paul Goldschmidt get his first three-hit game of the season, and he also walked: his batting average is up to .271, the highest it has been since April 10. Lamb and Yasmany Tomas had two-hit games, and another late surge made the final score respectable, with the team coming from five back to get the tying run on deck with no outs. But the next three struck out, and it was too little, too late. Another day game, another early D-backs lead, another starting pitcher meltdown, another home loss, another series dropped at Chase. Clearly time for a music video!

ish95 had the misfortune to be at the game, so will be along with a full recap in due course.