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Taylor Clarke had a solid bounceback performance on the mound and also was responsible for one third of Arizona’s anemic offense.

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Diamondbacks News

Los Angeles 9, Arizona 0

Despite a strong outing from Taylor Clarke, the Diamondbacks looked entirely overmatched on Tuesday night. The offense only managed three hits, one of those from their rookie starting pitcher. The infield defense committed two errors. The bullpen allowed six runs in four innings of work. Seriously, Clarke was the silver lining of the night.

Clarke Takes Step Forward, Team Takes Step Back

Taylor Clarke rebounded nicely against the potent offense of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The rookie right-hander allowed only three runs in five full innings of work. Unfortunately for the Diamondbacks, the offense was held to a puny three hits in the game for the second night in a row - one of those hits coming off the bat of Taylor Clarke, himself.

Silent Bats Doom Diamondbacks

It doesn’t matter how nicely Arizona’s rookie starter rebounds from his rude introduction to what it is like to pitch in Coors Field if the offense only manages three hits in the game and fails to score any runs. You can’t win if you never score. That was the reality for Taylor Clarke and the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

Glenallen Hill, Jr. among Day 2 Draft Selections

The Diamondbacks continued to add big upside potential with their picks in rounds 3-10 of the 2019 Rule 4 Draft.

Adam Jones Leaves Game with Hamstring Tightness

Paging Tim Locastro. It looks like the HBP specialist may be putting some more points on that frequent flyer card.

Fan Gets Cheeky Trying to Distract Jansen

When Dodgers closer, Kenley Jansen came in to put the finishing touches on LA’s Monday night victory, an Arizona fan attempted to distract him in his duties by mooning him. Stay classy, Arizona fans.

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