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Diamondbacks 11, Reds 2: Losing Streak Finished

The Diamondbacks came into the game riding a five game losing streak. They don’t have a losing streak anymore.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Well this was fun.

It didn’t start off quite as fun as it finished, however The top of the first saw the Diamondbacks not manage to do much other than strand a Paul Goldschmidt walk. The Reds were a bit more successful, with Zack Cozart hitting a solo shot off Robbie Ray. 1-0 Reds

As this team tends to do, they answered right back in the top of the second. Chris Owings lead things off with a double, his 23rd of the season. Brandon Drury moved him to third on a ground out to short, bringing Daniel Descalso to the plate. Descalso hit a sac fly to bring home Owings and tie the game at one a piece. They kept it going in the third inning. Ray lead the inning off with a walk, and then went to second two batters later on a David Peralta single. Paul Goldschmidt came to the plate and got his only base hit of the game, an RBI double to score Ray. 3-1 Diamondbacks

Ray did allow one more run in the bottom of the fourth. Zack Cozart doubled and Joey Votto walked to set the table for Eugenio Suarez. He doubled to score Cozart, bringing the Reds to within one for the last time tonight. 3-2 Diamondbacks

Then the bats woke up. A.J. Pollock lead off with a double. He was brought home by a Peralta double. Goldy walked. Jake Lamb added to the extra base hit parade with a triple, bringing home Peralta and Goldschmidt. Owings flew out for the first out. Drury added a third double to the inning, scoring Lamb, but got himsel thrown out trying to take third. Descalso got the fourth double of the inning, and then Chris Herrmann capped the inning of with a two run home run. 8-2 Diamondbacks.

That was the ball game. Rey Fuentes did add a three run shot to finish off the scoring, in what is looks likely to be one of his final at bats before being DFA’d in favor of incoming J. D. Martinez, so that’s pretty cool.

In other assorted odds and ends, nine different players got an extra base hit for the Diamondbacks today, setting a franchise record. Also, Paul Goldschmidt drew four walks and only one hit tonight. It’s his sixth time doing that since 2013. No one else has done it more than once in that time frame.

A soft summer rain storm in Phoenix: Paul Goldschmidt 19.4%
the smell of Creosote David Peralta 14.5%, Jake Lamb 14.3%
Remembering that tomorrow is going to be super muggy because of the rain storm tonightChris Owings -9.9%

A quiet GDT that got even quieter after the fifth. Only 332 comments, with DC leading the way with 65. All present were:

AzDbackfanInDc, CardsRepInChile, Cumulus Choir, DORRITO, DeadManG, Gilbertsportsfan, Greinkeschmu, GuruB, Imstillhungry95, Jim McLennan, JoeCB1991, Joey Lewis, Keegan Thompson, LamparT, Michael McDermott, MrMrrbi, Renin, asteroid, coldblueAZ, hotclaws, onedotfive, piratedan7, smartplays, tommyt_16

CotN goes to asteroid for this fine series of puns:

 Does anyone accuse Romano of throwing high cheese?

I am sure it would grate on him.

by asteroid on Jul 18, 2017 | 5:42 PM reply unrec (6) actions

Same teams tomorrow, this time with Greinke taking the ball for Arizona. 4:10 start time.