Zack Grienke had his final start of the regular season bumped back from Wednesday, putting him in line for a potential wild-card start on Wednesday in Chase Field. Tonight’s outing was thus abbreviated, lasting 75 pitches. That got Grienke through four innings, and he was charged with two runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts. The D-backs bullpen was solid, working four scoreless, with Patrick Corbin recording eight outs, book-ended by David Hernandez and Fernando Rodney.
The offense couldn’t get much done against former Diamondback Ian Kennedy. A second-inning home-run by Jake Lamb was his thirtieth of the season, but was all the production the batters could manage. They were held to six hits in total, with A.J. Pollock getting two of those and a walk. Chris Iannetta and Lamb each had a walk and a hit, but the D-backs were hitless with runners in scoring position, although they only had three at-bats.