I wasn't all that far off with my pre-game prediction of Patrick Corbin taking a no-hitter into the eighth, as he pitched seven innings of shutout ball. Corbin allowed five hits, all of them singles, walked one, and struck out five - oh, and he also gave the Diamondbacks the lead with an RBI triple in the fifth inning, after Atlanta was unable to turn a double-play. It was the first triple by an Arizona pitcher for fractionally more than three years, since Trevor Cahill on May 6th, 2013. Chris Herrman hit his third home-run in the seventh, and an RBI single for Jake Lamb made it 3-0 to the D-backs in the middle of the eighth, and they looked to be cruising to a sweep.
However, Andrew Chafin retired one of four batters faced, the other three all coming around to score, as Atlanta tied things up with a three spot in the eighth off Chafin and Jake Barrett.The Braves threatened in the ninth, loading the bases before Randall Delgado got Frenchy to ground out to short. He also worked a scoreless tenth, and Chris Herrmann came through again, delivering a two-run, two-out homer, taking full advantage of an 0-2 mistake from Jim Johnson. Brad Ziegler came on for his third appearance of the series and a nice play from Nick Ahmed got the final out, to secure the save, the win and the sweep.
thunderpumpkin87 will be along with the guest recap in a bit.