The Diamondbacks offense failed to show up in support of Robbie Ray, making potentially his last start for Arizona. As a result, the D-backs fell back to .500 yet again, and can do no better than split this four-game series against the team with the worst record in the National League. For the second day in a row, Miami took the lead with their first batter homering, but Arizona were able to tie things up in the second, taking advantage of a Marlins’ error. The game stayed tied at one until the bottom of the fifth, when a line drive clanked off the glove of David Peralta for a two-base error. The Freight Train had a game to forget, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout, hitting into two double-plays.
Ray ended up going six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits, with no walks and 11 strikeouts. Andrew Chafin gave up a two-run homer in the seventh, to pad the home-team’s lead. before Zack Godley got the final four outs. The D-backs were held to just four hits, and went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Jarrod Dyson, Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed each got a hit and a walk, before Yasmany Tomas struck out to end the game. suroeste will be along with the guest recap in a bit.