Patrick Corbin was excellent through five innings, with nine K’s, allowing only two hits and no walks. Unfortunately, the sixth inning saw five of six batters reach: the first three singled, before a walk and a pair of sacrifice flies allowed San Francisco to score three and take a 3-2 lead. It might have been worse, except for an overturned call at the plate (above). As last night, the D-backs had struck first, scoring twice in the first on A.J. Pollock’s double. But they wasted a series of opportunities thereafter.
Arizona did tie things up in the seventh, on back-to-back doubles by Jarrod Dyson and Ketel Marte. But poor defense cost them in the bottom of the eighth. With men on first and second and one out, Andrew Chafin got the K with the runners in motion. But Alex Avila’s throw to second skidded past Marte into the outfield allowing the Giants to go ahead once more. Down to their final out, Paul Goldschmidt tied things up with his first home-run of the year. But Jorge De La Rosa couldn’t retire a hitter, walking three batters before allowing a walk-off hit to Andrew McCutchen.
Dyson and Goldschmidt had a pair of hits, ish95 will be along with the full recap in a bit. I’m just glad someone else gets to recap a loss for once!