For the second night in a row, the D-backs bullpen was unable to protect a 3-2 lead. The Braves scored four runs on one well-hit ball in the bottom of the sixth, after we had scored twice in the top of the inning to take the lead. Daniel Descalso came off the bench to tie the game with an RBI single and Paul Goldschmidt gave Arizona a brief lead with another RBI knock. But Randall Delgado allowed two infield hits and a questionable walk, before a bases-clearing double and a Brandon Drury error (that was inexplicably not scored as such) let Atlanta come back.
As last night, the loss obscured another solid outing by our starting pitchers. Tonight, it was Patrick Corbin’s turn: he allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over five innings, with six strikeouts. But the D-backs bullpen melted down, with Delgado, Andrew Chafin and Jorge De La Rosa being charged with six runs on eight hits in just three innings of work. A.J. Pollock reached based four times, on two hits and two walks, but Arizona lost the game and will try to avoid the sweep tomorrow afternoon in Atlanta.
Dano_in_Tucson will be along with the guest recap in a bit.