From the first through the twelfth out, and after the thirteenth out, the Diamondbacks outscored the Dodgers 2-0, and would have completed the sweep. But getting that pesky thirteenth out? Hoo-boy. Shelby Miller’s control hadn’t been great over the first four innings, but he’d got it done, putting up zeroes. Meanwhile, Paul Goldschmidt’s third home-run of the year had given Arizona an early 2-0 lead. But, as in the first two games of this series, the team that scored first ended up on the losing side.
For Miller walked the first two batters in the fifth - including Brandon McCarthy - then allowed a game-tying double. He was lifted, and the concerning thing was that the trainer came out, along with manager Torey Lovullo: we’re waiting for an update there. Inexplicably, Lovullo then went to Randall Delgado, who went single, two-run double, two-run homer, as the Dodgers scored six times without recording an out. Delgado worked three frames, and Tom Wilhelmsen the final two. On offense, Jake Lamb had three of the D-backs seven hits, David Peralta a pair, and Goldschmidt walked in addition to his homer.
JoeyLewis should be along in a bit, with a guest recap. We’ll keep you informed if there’s anything significant to report about Miller.
Shelby Miller was removed from today's #Dbacks game with right forearm tightness. He will be reevaluated tomorrow.— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 23, 2017
That ain’t good. I’ve seen too many cases where that turned into a visit to Dr. James Andrews. We’ll see, and fingers crossed that isn’t what happens here.