It didn't take long to be reminded of why we got rid of Jeremy Hellickson. Jean Segura doubled, Phil Gosselin brought him home with a single, and Jake Lamb made it 3-0 with his 14th home-run of the season, before Hellickson even retired a batter. Rickie Weeks Jr followed up with a double.... and that was it. From there through the seventh inning, Hellickson faced one batter over the minimum, allowing two hits and getting a double-play ball. Segura and Lamb each managed a pair of hits, but the team had a collective K:BB ratio of 10:0.
Fortunately, though unsurprisingly, Shelby Miller was able to handle the Philadelphia offense - though as mentioned in the preview, it would have been a far bigger problem if he hadn't. He almost got through seven innings, but was lifted with two outs, for Tyler Clippard to get the final out. Miller allowed one run on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts. After Clippard, Daniel Hudson pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, but Brad Ziegler had a somewhat nervous ninth, as an infield single and Nick Ahmed error put the tying run on base with nobody out. The inevitable double-play ball followed immediately, and the D-backs closed out a four-game road sweep. They'll face a tougher opponent tomorrow, in the Blue Jays.
Clefo will be along later with the full recap.