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The moist, sucking sound which has been our offense on the road-trip got louder this afternoon.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

The Diamondbacks have played six games on this sweep through San Diego and Baltimore. After having been held to three hits this afternoon, the team has scored a total of 11 runs in those six contests. It’s the ninth consecutive road game where Arizona has not managed to score more than three times. That ties the franchise record, which was set in August 2011. This afternoon, the only hits were a double by Jean Segura in the fourth, who then scored on a Paul Goldschmidt single, and a two-out single off the bat of Socrates Brito in the fifth. The closest the D-backs came to tying the came there after was Chris Owings walking and stealing second with one out in the eighth, but Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo struck out.

Much as Shelby Miller in the opener, Braden Shipley deserved a better fate and pitched as well as we have seen from him in some time. He made one mistake, and unfortunately, that was deposited into the right-field seats for a two-run homer in the second inning. It was all the damage off Shipley, who went six innings on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Patrick Corbin continued his rebound, fanning four over two scoreless relief innings, but the D-backs couldn’t stop Baltimore closer Zach Britton from getting to 46-for-46 in save opportunities this year.

thunderpumpkin87 will be along in a bit with the guest recap. Me, I’m waiting to see Britain take on Israel with a spot in the WBC next year on the line...