I spent the early innings watching a Hong Kong movie called Full Strike. I did notice that the D-backs had, as last night, taken the lead in the first, Chris Owings getting an RBI single, his first at-bat after coming off the DL. However, also as last night, our starting pitcher immediately coughed up the lead and more, as Robbie Ray followed Archie Bradley in surrendering a three-spot in the bottom half. However, all three runs were unearned, due to another error by Jake Lamb. His defense is a significant problem, folks, and we need to be talking about this.
During the middle innings, we went out for a curry at the India Garden in Goodyear: chicken tikka masala (spicy) and a keema naan for me. The game effectively ended as a contest in the third, when Ray allowed a three-run shot to Jay Bruce, putting the home-team up 6-1. Ray ended up matching Archie Bradley last night, going five innings on 105 pitches; he was charged with six runs on six hits and a walk, but only three were earned, and he struck out 10. The bullpen worked three scoreless the rest of the way, as I went round the supermarket: Dominic Leone, Jake Barrett and Daniel Hudson brought our final tally for K's on the night to 14. But the D-backs managed only four hits, all singles.
Preston will be along with the full recap in a bit. My thoughts are with him in this difficult time.