For the second game in a row, the Diamondbacks rode great starting pitching to victory. This afternoon at Chase Field, it was Patrick Corbin, who flirted with a perfect game, and in the end “settled” for 7.1 innings of one-hit, shutout ball. Oh, and he fanned a career-high 12 batters as well. The only hit Corbin allowed was a lucky bloop off the bat of Matt Kemp in the fifth inning: Kemp was also the only other base-runner Corbin allowed, walking with one out in the eighth. That was the last batter Patrick faced, throwing 98 pitches. Archie Bradley tidied up the eighth, and Brad Boxberger notched his second save, completing the one-hitter, despite a couple of walks.
Pat was no slouch at the plate either, getting a pair of hits, and scoring the team’s third run. Arizona pushed one across in each of the first three innings, getting lead-off doubles on each occasion, and bringing them around to score. A Paul Goldschmidt groundout got the D-backs on the board in the first; a Deven Marrero sacrifice fly made it 2-0, and then Ketel Marte singled in Corbin for the final tally. The victory completes the sweep of the Dodgers, and pushes the Diamondbacks to a 5-1 start, as they head off to St. Louis.
Keegan will be along with the full, eyewitness recap when he gets back from the park.