After last night’s marathon, the team really needed Zack Godley to give a good strong outing, and he delivered. Godley became the first Arizona starter this year to work six innings - and went one better, tossing seven innings of one-run ball. He only had three strikeouts, but his ground-based attack was working well, and the Dodgers managed only four hits and a walk. He made the big pitches when he needed to, keeping LA to 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position. Yoshihisa Hirano and T.J. McFarland worked the final two frames.
It was a pait of left-handers, Daniel Descalso and David Peralta, who were responsible for tagging Clayton Kershaw with the loss, both going deep off the Dodgers’ ace. But it was the seventh inning where Arizona broke through, taking advantage of LA wildness. There were four walks in the frame, including one to Jorge De La Rosa, who was up there to bunt - the other three walks all came with the bases loaded. John Ryan Murphy completed the scoring with his first home-run as a D-back in the eighth. Arizona scored five runs, despite going hitless with runners in scoring position themselves (0-for-6). Peralta and Murphy each had a pair of hits.
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