Sloppy defense allowed the Pirates to open up a big lead. An error on Paul Goldschmidt led to their first run, and though Ketel Marte was not charged with an error, his mis-play was a factor in their four-run fifth. Corbin went 5.1 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts. At that point, some declared the game over.
Fortunately, baseball contests are not decided by website comments. After Braden Shipley made his 2018 debut and was painfully wild, Pittsburgh decided to make Chris Owings wear a pitch to open the seventh. They probably regret that decision, as the D-backs scored five in the inning, capped by Jake Lamb’s three-run homer, which tied the game. Arizona then scored four more in the eighth, and a game where we had a Win Probability of 3.8% at one point in the seventh, ended up with us Brad Boxberger not even getting a save in the ninth.
Alex will be along with the full recap later.