Both teams got things started offensively in the first. Matt Garza took the mound for the Brewers in the top of the first. He sat down Michael Bourne and Phil Gosselin for the first two outs. That brought Jean Segura to the plate, who broke up the perfect game by hitting a double to center field. Goldschmidt broke up the shut out by bringing him home thanks to a single. While Wellington Castillo was batting, Goldy stole second, which proved fortunate, since he then was scored thanks to a ground rule double. Without the stolen base, he wouldn't have been able to score. Castillo went to third and Tomas reached on a throwing error by the Brewers' shortstop, Johnathon Villar, but Chris Owings grounded out to end the inning.
The Brewers answered right back in the bottom of the inning off Patrick Corbin. Much like his counterpart, Corbin also got the first two outs. Then, he walked Ryan Braun, which is never really a bad choice, to be honest. What is a bad idea is giving up singles to Johnathon Lucroy and Chris Carter to allow Braun to score. It's also a bad idea to then walk Scooter Gennett to load the bases. Jake Elmore then singled to score Lucroy and Carter, making the score 3-2 Brewers.
After that, both starters quieted own and pulled it back together for a couple innings. Garza blinked in the fourth, however, and let the Dbacks tie things up. Yasmany Tomas started it off by getting an 0-2 count. He then took four straight balls, and thus the walk. It seems like that should be celebrated to some extent. Owings then hit into a fielder's choice for the first out. Brandon Drury hit a double, sending Owings to third. Corbin walked to load the bases, and Bourne grounded into a fielder's choice to score the run. 3-3 Tie.
Meanwhile, Corbin kept the Brewers in check easily from the end of the first until the sixth. Things got shaky for him in the top of the sixth, and Hale had a quick hook and brought in Enrique Burgos to finish the inning off. He did end up allowing one inherited runner to score though, and the Brewers pulled out to a 4-3 lead.
The team battled back again in the very next inning, though, to tie it up. Will Smith started the inning in relief for Garza, and he successfully got Rickie Weeks Jr., batting for Burgos, to strike out. Bourne singled on a bunt, but was able to go to second on a throwing error on Smith. Gosselin grounded out, but moved Bourne to third. Segura walked and that was it for Smith. Tyler Thornburg was brought on for the unenviable task of facing Goldschimidt with runners in scoring position. Goldy singled on a ground ball to first that sounded on the radio like it probably should have been an out, but whatever works. Tied at 4.
It was quiet for a couple half innings, and the the bottom of the eighth happened. I'm not going to go into every detail. They have box scores and play-by-plays for that. Let's just leave it at Daniel Hudson and Zac Curtis really stunk the place up tonight. By the time Delgado finally ended the inning, ten Brewers went to the plate, five scored, and the game was blown wide open. That was all she wrote after that, and the Dbacks didn't have anywhere near enough fight in them to bounce back from that drubbing.
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Preseason expectations: Paul Goldschmidt,21.8%
Reality: Daniel Hudson -34.2%
Boy, that Goldschmidt guy sure is great. I predict big things for him. Anyway, 28 brave souls were in the GDT. It says a lot about the activity of the thread, though, that I got third place, despite not posting my first comment until somewhere around the fifth inning. MichaelMcD831993 took first, and DC took second, and the thread totaled out at 546 comments. All present were:
AzDbackfanInDc, AzRattler, CardsRepInChile, Clefo, Diamondhacks, Dmg2816, Gilbertsportsfan, GuruB, Jackwriter, James Attwood, Jim McLennan, JoeCB1991, Lamar Jimmerson, LambChop85, Makakilo, MichaelMcD831993, MrMrrbi, Oldenschoole, SongBird, Xerostomia, asteroid, coldblueAZ, david.munter, dbacks_in_vegas, imstillhungry95, noblevillain, onedotfive, preston.salisbury
COTN has to go to this gif that was posted after basically everyone said that Hale was leaving in Hudson much to long, and then Hudson proved everyone right
Here's to another foreseen moment brought to you bye Common Sense
by AzRattler on Jul 26, 2016 | 8:23 PM reply unrec (2) actions
Anyway, there is another game tomorrow at the same time. I'm going to the batting cages with my brother, so have fun.