The Cardinals scored first, as a lead-off walk from Taijuan Walker came around to score. Walker struggled with his control all night, and another walk became St. Louis’s second run in the sixth inning. The Diamondbacks came back with a two-run double by Chris Iannetta, tying the score up. But they followed this with an ugly inning, which included errors by Iannetta, Walker and Nick Ahmed, helping the Cardinals to score three. Walker was eventually lifted, going 6.1 innings, and being charged with three earned runs on six hits, with a K:BB of 0:5. Yes, you read that right.
All hope seemed lost as we entered the bottom of the eighth, 5-2 down. But a Daniel Descalso RBI single and Chris Herrmann sacrifice fly brought Arizona within one. However, Nick Ahmed was hit on the wrist by a pitch, and had to leave - his status remains uncertain. David Peralta then tied things up, with his eighth home-run of the year, and we went into extras. In the 10th, Rey Fuentes led off with a single, was bunted over by Zack Godley [we only had Jeff Mathis left on the bench] and Herrmann punched the ball through the right-hand side of the infield, to give Arizona their 28th comeback victory and fifth walkoff win.
ish95 will be along with the full recap later, but he’s at the park. Celebrating, I’m sure. :)