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Diamondbacks 5, Reds 2: Series win and tacos? Yes please!

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Perhaps moral has improved enough, the beatings can cease?

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The Diamondbacks took on the Reds tonight looking to follow up yesterday’s offensive explosion with their first series win since their undefeated streak ended so long ago. It didn’t start off too great. Zack Godley started the game off by giving up a lead off double to Alex Blandino. Tucker Barnhart struck out, but Joey Votto singled, moving Blandino to third. A grown man who goes by the name Scooter grounded out for the second out, but Blandino was able to score. Godley walked Eugenio Suarez, and Butcher came out for a mound visit. Whatever he said worked, and Godley got Scott Schebler to strike out swinging, ending the threat, with only a 1-0 deficit.

Arizona came back right away in the bottom of the inning. Jake Lamb took a two out walk, bringing up Daniel Descalso. He took a 2-1 fastball and put it in the right field bleachers, taking the lead for the home team. 2-1 Diamondbacks

In the third, Jarrod Dyson lead off with a walk. Ketel Marte brought him home with a double, and Marte went to third on the throw home. Jake Lamb came up and hit a sac fly to bring Marte home. Daniel Descalso got his second hit of the night, a single, but Peralta grounded into a double play to end the inning. 4-1 Dbacks

Meanwhile, Godley had settled down nicely. He sat down the side in order in the second on two flyouts and a strike out. In the third, he gave up a couple of two out singles, but worked around them.

He started off the fourth by losing control of a pitch that hit Scott Schebler in the knee, but after a brief delay, Schebler stayed in the game. Godley struck out Adam Duvall and Luis Castillo before giving up a single to Billy Hamilton but Blandino grounded into a force out to end the inning.

Much of the same in the fifth inning. He gave up a lead off walk to Barnhart, but got Votto to GIDP and Scooter Gennett also grounded out to end the inning. His final blemish of the evening was a solo home run in the sixth, but that was it. He ended the day with a line of 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, and just the one home run. That would have been a great line for him regardless, but even better considering that he started the night with such a rough first inning.

The Diamondbacks added a fifth run in the fifth on a fielding error to give them their final tally for the evening. For the first time in what seems like a long time, the A-Bullpen of Hirano, Bradley, and Boxberger came on and each pitched a clean inning to close it out. 5-2 Dbacks

★★★: Daniel Descalso, 18% WPA

★★: Zack Godley, 17% WPA

★: Ketel Marte, 8.8% WPA

Deathly quiet game day thread, perhaps indicative of our fan base’s lack of belief of a repeat from yesterday. All present were:

BobDolio, DORRITO, DeadManG, GuruB, Imstillhungry95, Jackwriter, James Attwood, Jim McLennan, Makakilo, Michael McDermott, MrMrrbi, ShirtOffYourBack, asteroid, coldblueAZ, hotclaws, lildbackfan21x, onedotfive, ponus, shoewizard, smartplays, suroeste James Attwood

Not the most rec’d comment, but I’m going to give CotN to James.

Not sure the Bell can handle all the extra business being sent their way. Tacos! Two nights in a row?! What’s the world coming to?

by James Attwood on May 29, 2018 | 9:20 PM up reply rec (2) flag

Day game tomorrow! Join us to see if... nah... I’m not going to say it. Don’t want to jinx it