Hats off to Edinson Volquez, who actually faced the minimum 27 batters here. He issued a pair of walks, to Jake Lamb and Chris Herrmann. But both base-runners were erased by Brandon Drury, who hit into a pair of double-plays. Otherwise, the closest the Diamondbacks came to a hit was likely in the fourth inning, when a couple of hard-hit balls turned into outs - Paul Goldschmidt was initially called safe, but it was overturned on review (otherwise this could have ended up being another Armando game!). Volquez needed only 98 pitches and struck out ten Arizona batters, for the first no-hitter against Arizona in over a decade.
We also almost knocked Volquez out in the opening AB, as he collided with Rey Fuentes as they headed to first-base (above). And lost in this will be another very solid pitching performance from Randall Delgado, who appears to be doing everything he can not to return to the bullpen. He allowed just one run over 5.1 innings, and was somewhat unfortunate to give that up. Delgado scattered six hits and a walk, striking out four. J.J. Hoover had a shaky outing, giving up two runs in the eighth, but on a day like today, it really didn’t matter.