The Miami Marlins blew leads of 2-0, 4-3 and 9-7. Not to be outdone, the Diamondbacks blew leads of 3-2 and 7-4, but Chris Iannetta’s grand-slam in the 6th inning proved the decisive factor. Iannetta also had a three-run homer in the first inning, and ended the night with three hits and eight RBI. J.D. Martinez also had three hits, including his 26th home-run, and Christian Walker came off the bench for this first HR as a Diamondback.
As you can imagine, we should probably draw a veil over Zack Greinke’s start, which lasted only four innings. He was charged with eight runs, all earned, on nine hits and two walks, with three K’s. Among the relievers, Archie Bradley struggled, allowing two runs in his inning, but most of the rest were solid. Fernando Rodney came in and closed the door in the ninth, for his 300th save. Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 18 runs over the last two games. We’ve won them both. :)
Turambar will be along with the beercap eventually, though I am somewhat concerned by his failure to reply to my text messages!