Braden Shipley got his Major League debut under his belt, and it went much like an auto race where someone is about to go into the pits in good position and then OH NO ENGINE SPLODED.
Shipley got the first batter he faced to fly out, but apparently wasn't enough for a grown-ass man named Scooter (h/t Travis Sarandos for that one) who homered deep to center in the first inning to make it 1-0 Brewers. He allowed the next two to get on, but was able to weasel out of trouble without any further damage.
Also, Scooter Gennett's given name is not actually Scooter. He could go by something else, but chooses Scooter. Just throwing that out there.
Shipley had an eventful first at-bat, doubling off the wall, and barely missing a homer. He scored two batters later when Jean Segura singled to tie the game at 1 apiece. Also with Segura getting the RBI off Anderson, the Diamondbacks officially Won The Trade(TM). Don't @ me.
If there's a SSS weakness for Shipley it's "Giving up long homers to center at Miller Park" as he did that in the 3rd with Johnathan Villar batting to give the Brewers a 2-1 lead. It was short lived, because something something shutdown innings, when Rickie Weeks was scored from first via a Yasmany Tomas double. (Experimenting with the passive voiced recap, as one does.)
In the 5th, the Diamondbacks had something going. First and Third with one out, to be specific. Jake Lamb struck out and Rickie Weeks decided to go first pitch hacking on a guy who seemed to be struggling a little bit. Such is life. Also part of life is that the Brewers took the lead again in the bottom of that inning thanks to Ryan Braun singling home Villar. It got worse in the 6th, as Martin Maldanado sat on a first-pitch curveball for a three-run homer to make it 6-2. Up to then Shipley's outing could be described as "Acceptable". He left the game at that point, but there were things to like about his start as a whole. The Brewers are just jerks, as we all remember from 2011. Dominic Leone came into the game and oh look he gave up a homer too, and someone's first ever career homer too. That's good. Hold on one second.
Okay I'm good. (I endorse Prestige Rum. which you can buy a whole lot of it at Fry's for like 10 bucks)
Nothing much happened the rest of the game. Ho hum.
Good: Goldschmidt, +9%
Bad: Shipley, -32.4%
omorrow there is more of this. Matt Garza vs. Patrick Corbin. Me? I got nothing better to do, though I wish I did.