You might think that with Patrick Corbin on the mound for 7 innings, finishing with a line of 9K, 1BB, 4H and 2ER, we’d have a good shot of winning. You also might think that it would look good for us if we outhit the lowly Giants, and that if our leadoff batters reached in the each of the first three innings, our chances would be even better.
Sadly, tonight, you would be wrong.
Patrick only had one blemish of an inning, giving up a single and a home run in the 2nd, but that was all the Giants needed. Blame this one on the offense. The Diamondbacks had opportunities—runners on 1st and 3rd with only one out in the first, leadoff baserunners to start the next two innings, and leadoff hitter John Jay going 3 for 4 with a two-out triple in the 5th. But we simply couldn’t string any hits together. Only three runners made it into scoring position the whole night, and as the score demonstrates, we couldn’t get them home. Sad times.
Full recap to follow shortly. It shouldn’t be too long a wait...there really isn’t a lot to write about this one, alas.