This is the kind of quick recap where I don’t dare put the score in until right at the end, because if anything could happen tonight, it probably did. The teams traded runs in the first, and Zack Greinke settled down after an unexpected trainer’s visit on the mound. The D-backs then scored four runs in the third, chasing Kenta Maeda from the game, and after Daniel Descalso homered in the top of the seventh, to make it 7-2, it looked like it would be a cruise from there. But the luck which had favored Arizona, suddenly shifted back to Los Angeles, who scored three in their half, and two more in the eighth, before Archie Bradley got a huge double-play to end the frame.
Brad Boxberger gave up a two-out single, but then got a pop-up for his fifth save. Zack Greinke pitched better than his final line indicated, not helped by T.J. McFarland allowing both runners inherited to score - though in T.J’s defense, he was BABIP’d to death. Greinke pitched 6.1 innings, allowing five hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts, and was charged with four runs. Daniel Descalso led the offense with two hits and four RBI; Nick Ahmed homered, while David Peralta had a pair of hits and a walk. The D-backs are off to their best start in franchise history, at 10-3.