There can be few complaints about the way Zack Godley and the D-backs bullpen pitched tonight. Godley allowed one run over 5.2 innings, on just three hits, with one walk and six strikeouts. The only was problem was that two of the hits came to consecutive hitters in the second inning, and scored the Dodgers’ only run of the night. Andrew Chafin tidied up the sixth, and Rubby De La Rosa and Archie Bradley posted zeroes in the seventh and eighth.
The Arizona hitters also had four hits, but couldn’t get the blow they needed with runners in scoring position. They weren’t helped by home-plate umpire Tom Hallion ringing up Paul Goldschmidt with no outs in the fourth and a man on - it should have been ball four. Jake Lamb’s bloop double would then likely have scored the tying run for the D-backs. As last night, they put the tying run on base again in the ninth, but that was it, and another one-run loss went into the books.