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The evening started with an hour and ten minute rain delay, and there were concerns that we weren't going to get the game in tonight. They were eventually able to get started, and we still got baseball.

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Archie Bradley started the game for the Diamondbacks tonight. Early on, he wasn't efficient at all, running the count full on four of the first five batters he faced. Despite that, he did sit the Padres down in order in the first inning, but in the second, San Diego got on the board. Bradley hit by Ryan Schmipf with a pitch. He was then brought home by an RBI double off the bat of Alex Dickerson. Adam Rosales and Derek Norris both struck out, giving the Diamondbacks the chance to intentionally walk Luis Sardinas to bring up the Padres pitcher, Paul Clemens. Once again, Bradley ran the count full, but did get Clemens to strike out, ending the inning. 1-0 Padres

Meanwhile, the Dbacks offense wasn't doing much of anything at all. Clemens walked Jean Segura to lead off the game, but one out later got Goldy to ground into the inning ending double play. After that, he sat down the side in order in the second and third. Goldy did break up the no hitter in the fourth with an infield single, but nothing came of it.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Padres extended their lead. Schimpf lead off the inning with a walk, and then went to third on a Dickerson double. He then came home thanks to a Rosales sac fly. Norris then struck out, and Bradley again intentionally walked Sardinas to get to Clemens, who again struck out to end the inning. 2-0 Padres

The Diamondbacks got back into the thick of things in the sixth, however. Chris Owings reached on an error, bringing Goldy to the plate. He took a 91 MPH fastball, and tied the game with one swing, thanks to a two run home run to center field. 2-2

It wouldn't last long, though. Again, Ryan Schimpf walked to lead off the inning. Dickerson struck out for the first out. However, Adam Rosales homered, again giving the Padres a two run lead. 4-2 Padres.

The Padres extended their lead in the bottom of the eighth off Dominic Leon. This is my surprised face. 5-2 Padres.


Source: FanGraphs

Rainbows: Paul Goldschmidt, 21.9%

Rain Delays: Zack Godley, -25.4%

Even with the extra hour plus, it was pretty quiet in the GDT. In fact, it felt like it was busier before the game actually started. We only barely broke 100, and I lead with only 23. All present were:

AzRattler, Clefo, Diamondhacks, GuruB, Jim McLennan, JoeCB1991, Makakilo, MrMrrbi, Oldenschoole, asteroid, coldblueAZ, gamepass, hotclaws, imstillhungry95, leo7630, makattack71, noblevillain, onedotfive, piratedan7

COTN goes to onedotfive for her well wishes sent towards the Dodgers/Giants game

I hope their game lasts 19 innings

and they play until their tongues are dragging on the ground

:blush:

Not one shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

A 6:10 start time tomorrow. If you can make it, I recommend joining. We will miss this, once the season is over. I'm sure of it.