I have no clue how Arizona won this one. Zack Godley seemed to be perpetual dealing with a stream of Nationals hitters on the bases, and had to work his way through more than one bases loaded situation. Yet, somehow he ended up “dueling” Stephen Strasburg to a sorta tie. Godley went five innings, scattered 10 hits and three walks, but somehow allowed only four runs. That’s some Houdini stuff, right there.
Fortunately, A.J. Pollock had his back, beginning with a home-run in the second innings. He ended up a double short of the cycle, scoring three runs and driving in a pair. Daniel Descalso also had a pair of RBI for the Diamondbacks. Meanwhike, Andrew Chafin, Yoshihisa Hirano, Archie Bradley and Brad Boxberger did sterling work out of the bullpen, protecting the narrowest of narrow leads they were bequeathed after Godley’s departure. Rarely has a W been less deserved by the starting pitcher, but we’ll take it!
Turambar will be along with a beercap in a bit. I think I could use one myself!