Tonight’s game was settled in the third inning. Robbie Ray lead it off with a single of Jeff Samardzija. That was followed by singles from Pollock and Peralta, bringing Lamb to the plate. He cleared the bases thanks to a long triple that got away from Gorkys Hernandez.
That proved to be the difference on the night. Other than that, both starters were effective if not dazzling. Other than that hiccup, Shark went 6.2 solid innings. Ray went the same distance. He didn’t give up a run, and limited things to five hits. However he did give up five walks, which is hardly great. He worked through it, though, and that’s what matters in the end.
Neither bullpen was great, with both giving up a run, and Jorge de la Rosa and Fernando Rodney seeing the tying run in the eighth and ninth innings respectively. De la Rosa sat down the tying run, but Rodney let two runs score and the tying run make it to second in the form of Eduardo Nunez. He held him there, though, and the Dbacks escape with a win that was more exciting than it should have been. Full recap soon.