Really, this game seemed like pretty much the continuation of last night’s game. A decisive performance from the offense, coupled with a very strong outing from the starting pitcher propelled the Diamondbacks to an easy victory tonight. The only thing missing was a non-fatal bullpen implosion, and I’m okay with that.
It all got started pretty early tonight. Paul Goldschmidt got his first at bat in the first with two outs, as is pretty normal, actually. What is sadly not very normal is that he destroyed the first pitch he saw directly over the left field foul pole into the second deck to give the Diamondbacks an early lead. 1-0 Dbacks
They didn’t want long to add on. With one out in the second, Nick Ahmed singled. He was moved to second on a Corbin bunt, and then to third on a wild pitch during the at bat of A.J. Pollock. Pollock walked. Chris Owings brought them both home with his first triple of the year, and then he himself was brought home on a Goldy single. Yasmany Tomas probably should have extended the lead further, but he was robbed of a hit thanks to a great diving catch by the center fielder, Manuel Margot, to end the inning. 4-0 Diamondbacks
Meanwhile, Patrick Corbin had been going strong. He struck out the side in the first. He did give up two singles and a walk to load the bases in the second, but got out of it without allowing any damage. He was less lucky in the third, though, when he gave up a double to Wil Myers, and then an RBI single to Yangervis Solarte. 4-1 Diamondbacks
That was as close as the Padres got all night, however. They added two more in the fourth with an RBI double from Pollock and an RBI single from Owings. Daniel Descalso padded the lead a bit more with a solo home run in the fifth (more on that later). The finished off the scoring in the sixth thanks to an RBI double from Goldy and a sac fly RBI from Tomas.
In the top halves of the inning, Corbin had been just as good, if not better. He ended up going seven innings, only allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks, with nine strikeouts mixed in for good measure. If you can promise me that from my starting pitcher every night, I’ll be more than happy. Chacin gave up a run in the eighth to give the Padres a little glimmer of false hope, but Silvino Bracho redemed himself a little bit by getting a quick ninth inning. Final score 9-3 Diamondbacks
A busy GDT with over 800 comments on the night. Easily talking first place was DC with 254 comments, over three times the amount of second place MichaelMcD. All present were:
AZSunDevilP, AzDbackfanInDc, BenSharp, FormerlyChelsea75, GuruB, Imstillhungry95, Jackwriter, Jim McLennan, JoeCB1991, JoeyLewis, Keegan Thompson, Makakilo, Michael McDermott, MikeDavisAZ, Mr Butterworth, MrMrrbi, Oldenschoole, SenSurround, SongBird, Xerostomia, aldma, asteroid, blue_bulldog, coldblueAZ, hotclaws, kilnborn, makattack71, megnetic, onedotfive, shoewizard, smartplays, tommyt_16
For CotN, I’m going to give an honorable mention to asteroid for this gem, but I’m going to give the winning comment to DC for this one, posted about Descalso immediately before he hit his home run
this dude is an auto out
I LOVE YOU FRAYED ENDS OF MY SANITY AKA FRAY FRAY KITTY RIP BUDDY
We turned it red :-)
Anyway, join us again tomorrow as the Diamondbacks go for the series win. Be there!