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Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Atlanta Braves 9

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So, how is life in Arizona sports fandom going?

Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Both starting pitchers were on their game this afternoon, as Robbie Ray and Touki Toussaint (whose name sounds vaguely familiar...) kept the game scoreless into the sixth. Ray was the first to crack, allowing a two-run homer to Ronald Acuña in the top half. It was his final inning, with Robbie going six frames, allowing those two runs on two hits and four walks with six strikeouts. However, the D-backs fought back in the bottom half, scoring four times, all with two outs in the inning. Nick Ahmed leveled the scores with a two-run single (above), then David Peralta and Jon Jay added RBI singles, to give Arizona a 4-2 lead.

Brad Ziegler worked a scoreless seventh, although Jake Diekman gave up a run in the eighth. That set the stage for Brad Boxberger, whose day started single, single, three-run homer. And that was that. But, wait! There’s more! Yoan Lopez made his major-league debut. So there’s that... Oh, yeah: his MLB debut went homer, triple, two-run homer. Despite a meaningless run in the ninth for Arizona, the loss kept the D-backs 212 games behind the Rockies, who lost to the Dodgers.

Clare will be along with the guest recap later. I’m sure she has some rewriting to do. :( Though if she could not be arsed, who would blame her? Yet another game I’m glad I didn’t waste any time on. Except for rewriting this quick recap...