Zack Godley was great again, holding the potent Dodgers to only three runs over 6 2⁄3 innings, two of which came off of Justin Turner solo home runs. The offense though, was unable to respond to Godley’s need, once again going 0-for-8 with RISP. After David Hernandez closed out the seventh, Chris Iannetta, Adam Rosales, and A.J. Polock loaded the bases with two outs. Jake Lamb came to the plate to face lefty, Tony Watson. Down 1-2 in the count, Lamb, hooked a pitch down and away down the right field line and hit the foul pole for a grand slam that gave the Diamondbacks a 6-3 lead. Archie Bradley pitched an impressive eighth inning and left the field with an emphatic exclamation. The Diamondbacks took care of business in the ninth, handing the Dodgers a rare loss.
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After mowing down the heart of the Dodgers’ lineup in the eighth inning on Tuesday night, Bradley made one thing very clear with a loud exclamation as he headed back to the dugout, “This is our house!” Manager Torey Lovullo was very pleased.
The Diamondbacks need to use this series to serve notice to the Dodgers that Arizona will be more than an inconvenient speed bump to their plans for MLB greatness.
Robbie Ray is progressing as expected in his recovery from taking a 108 mph line drive off the back of his head. The lefty starter threw 28 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday. Meanwhile, after a long delay to the beginning of his MLB season, Jake barrett has been lights-out for Arizona, allowing only one run across 12.2 inning and 13 appearances.
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Maricopa County should back off and allow the Diamondbacks to look for other options for a stadium, so long as the stadium in within Maricopa County.