Robbie Ray struck out nine in five innings of work. But then, he also walked five. A.J. Pollock had a banner night for the Dodgers, driving in three runs and scoring two. MAtt Andriese walked four in 2 1⁄3 innings of work, but managed to strand them all. Christian Walker provided some “late-game” heroics, hitting a 3-run homer to tie the game in the seventh. It wasn’t until the 13th though, when Carson Kelly flared a double to right that the Diamondbacks were able to finally bring an end to the marathon game which ran a Chavez Ravine record six hours and five minutes.
Arizona came from behind twice in the game in order to send this marathon game into extra innings. Carson Kelly logged his first official at-bat as a Diamondback when he came into the game as a pinch-hitter in the 13th inning. Kelly flared a double to right field, scoring the winning run and bringing the Diamondbacks their first taco-game of the season.
Pinch-hitters were the story of the night for Arizona’s offense on Friday. Carson Kelly,who was the last man standing for the Diamondbacks, got the final hurrah with a 13th inning double.
Robbie Ray continues to rack up the strikeouts against the Dodgers, tallying nine more in his five innings of work. Unfortunately, Ray also walked five batters and allowed three runs. Ray’s night had already been over for an hour before Arizona finally managed to score, letting Ray off the hook.
Taylour Widener makes the list for Arizona after dominating the minors in 2018.
After going 0-for-3 in his St. Louis debut, Paul Goldschmidt joined some elite company with his follow-up performance, going 4-for-5 with three home runs and 5 RBI. He not joins Stan Musial, Mark Whiten, Albert Pujols, and Matt Carpenter as the only other Cardinals to achieve the single-game level of performance. Coming to bat with the chance to hit his fourth home run of the game, Goldschmidt received the free pass from Brewer’s manager Craig Counsell.
Devon Mesoraco trusted his agent to negotiate a fair and reasonable contract which defended his best interests. He trusted the New York Mets to keep their word with regard to his path back to the majors. Neither his agent or the Mets came through. Now the veteran backstop is forced to either accept assignment to AAA for the team that backed out on him, or to retire, rather than marketing himself to other teams in hopes of securing a back-up position in the majors.