The Diamondbacks got the luck of the draw of being the first team that got to face the Giants with Madison Bumgarner. He pitched pretty much like classic Bumgarner, but the Diamondbacks were able to get on the board and keep the lead, despite some rough moments from Diamondback pitching tonight.
A night with some missed opportunities for the offense, with two RBI hits in the second being the difference for the majority of the game. They added on in the ninth, with an RBI single off the bat of pinch hitter Jake Lamb for a little insurance.
On the pitching side, it was more a story of getting out of tough jams unscathed. In the fifth inning, Corbin allowed the first four runners to reach, but followed that up with three straight strikeouts to keep the damage to one. In the seventh, Corbin, Chafin, and Hirano combined to load the bases, before Hirano was able to get Posey to pop out and end the threat, and in the eighth, Bradley put two on before he was able to shut down the inning and keep the Giants from scoring. Add to that Boxberger allowing the winning run to reach in the ninth, it was not the best night for Diamondbacks pitching. In the end, a lot of bending, but no breaking, and the Dbacks were able to even the series at one. Full recap to follow shortly