Robbie Ray took 103 pitches to get through five full innings, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk, while also striking out seven. The effort was enough, however, as Matt Koch came in in relief to pitch four scoreless frames while Jean Segura went deep twice, leading an offensive explosion that resulted in eleven runs on the night.
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Tuesday night’s seven strikeout performance made Robbie Ray just the fourth Diamondbacks pitcher to reach 200 strikeouts in a season, joining Randy Johnson (5), Curt Schilling (2), and Dan Haren (2). The lefty is starting to make many believe he has the right stuff, if only he can develop a third pitch.
After clubbing his way from Reno to Arizona, Diamondbacks’ 28-year-old rookie Kyle Jensen is making the most of his first MLB action, coming after eight years of minor league ball and over 1,000 AAA at-bats.
Diamondbacks skipper, Chip Hale, discusses what he feels is Shleby Miller’s problem and also touches on the possible return of A.J. Pollock before the seasin is ver.