Once again, the Diamondbacks were the first to strike in the game. They put a crooked number up in the bottom of the first to set the pace for the game. Rey Fuentes lead the inning off with a single. Peralta lined out, bringing Paul Goldschmidt to the plate. While he was batting, Fuentes stole second. Didn’t really matter, though, since Goldy brought him home with a triple to put the Diamondbacks on the board. Not to be outdone, however, Lamb came up and knocked out out of the park, bringing the score to 3-0.
Unfortunately, Patrick Corbin wasn’t able to have one of those mythical “shutdown innings”. Melky “The Other PED Using Former Giants Outfielder” Cabrera lead the inning off for the White Sox with a home run to cut the lead down to one. The Dbacks responded in the bottom of the inning with a lead off home run of their own. It came off the bat of Chris Hermann, and it might have been the softest home run I’ve ever personally seen, but it had just enough carry to get into the Arizona bullpen. 4-1 Diamondbacks
Corbin still wasn’t able to shut down the Sox in the third, and worse this time it started with two outs. After getting Tim Anderson and Tyler Saladino to ground out and fly out respectively, he gave up a single to Jose Abreu, bringing Todd Frazier to the plate. He took a 2-0 count and put it over the outfield wall to bring Chicago within one. 4-3 Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks achieved their final tally thanks to a Brandon Drury RBI-double in the fourth, bringing home Yasmany Tomas. Corbin followed it up with 1-2-3 innings in both the fifth and sixth, and even earned himself a chance to go out for the seventh. That chance didn’t last long, however, as he gave up a hit to the first batter he faced and was pulled in favor of Archie Bradley. He came in and finished up the inning quickly, getting line out, force out, and fly out.
Jorge De La Rosa came in for the eighth and it was... rocky. Jose Abreu lead the inning off with the Sox second home run of the game. Todd Frazier walked on four straight pitches. Cabrera singled. Leury Garcia, not to be confused with Willy or Avisail Garcia, moved them both up a base. The aforementioned Avisail Garcia was intentionally walked to load the bases. That was the end of the road for De La Rosa and he was replaced with J. J. Hoover. That went much better as he got both Omar Narvaez and Yolmer Sanchez to strike out, ending the inning and the threat with the lead intact.
That was basically it. Fernando Rodney came in for a 1-2-3 ninth to finish it off, and secure the win.
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Comment of the Night also goes to MichaelMcD for this gem following Matt Davidson grounding into a double play
It took 8 years, but Matt Davidson is starting to help the Dbacks win games now
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Tomorrow’s a day game, so make sure you don’t miss it. See you all there!