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Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Atlanta Braves 8

The bullpen had a rare meltdown, but the A-offense didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory either.

Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

An error by Brandon Drury helped open the door for the Braves to take the lead in the top of the fourth. However, Taijuan Walker took matters into his own hands with a LONG bomb in the fifth, the first of the season by a D-backs pitcher. Atlanta struck back in the top of the sixth, only for Arizona to respond with an RBI double by Chris Owings, tying things up again. Walker left at that point, having allowed one earned run over six innings, on three hits and a walk with six strikeouts.

Unfortunately. J.J. Hoover and Andrew Chafin combined to allow six runs on five hits and three walks, while retiring only four batters, as the Braves pulled away in the later innings. Paul Goldschmidt had a token RBI with two outs in the ninth. He, A.J. Pollock and Walker each had two hits for Arizona, Goldie also walking. But our hitters struck out 15 times, and left 11 men on base. ish95 will be along with the full recap shortly.