The first inning took 37 minutes and close to seventy pitches between the two teams, as Colorado scored three, but Arizona responded with four in the bottom of the frame, including Jean Segura's 13th home-run of the year. Robbie Ray settled down, and ended up with a typically Ray-esque outing. He went five innings, allowing four hits on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts, becoming the first D-backs pitcher since Dan Haren to record 200 strikeouts in a season. Matt Koch picked up his first career save in his second outing, working four scoreless innings, on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts.
After putting up 12 runs last night, the Diamondbacks' hitters fell only fractionally short this evening. Segura added his 14th long ball later in the game, and Brandon Drury notched his 13th home-run in the fifth inning. Arizona rapped out a total of 17 hits, with Segura, Paul Goldschmidt and Yasmany Tomas each getting three, Goldie adding a pair of walks. Chris Owings had two hits, and Jake Lamb reached base three times, on a hit and a pair of walks. It was a good deal less tense than last night, especially after the D-backs blew the game open with a five-run fifth, winning their second game in a row, and setting up a possible sweep tomorrow.
ish95 was at the game, and will be along with his full recap later.