Taylor Clarke turned his start into a bullpen game, going only 3 2⁄3 innings, giving up five hits and three runs with three walks and a single strikeout. He was relieved by recently promoted Alex Young who gave the team another 2 1⁄3 innings of scoreless ball. The offense did just enough to give the pair a one-run lead, which the Diamondbacks took into the bottom of the ninth. One strike away from a victory, Greg Holland melted down entirely. Four walks by Holland, followed by a final bases loaded walk from McFarland gave the Dodgers a come from behind walk, walk, walk, walk, walk-off.
This is the second time in recent games Holland has entirely lost control. It’s these sorts of performances that got him shipped out of St. Louis last year.
It’s one thing when things go south in the space of only a couple pitches. There is also something to be said for showing faith in the team’s closer. On Tuesday night, Greg Holland gave Torey Lovullo every opportunity to see he had lost his groove and he was left in anyway. As much as Holland blew the game, this one might be just as much on Lovullo.
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Torey Lovullo was not happy that a number of Diamondbacks declined to participate in the player vote for All-Star participation.
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Playing their first game since the tragic passing of Tyler Skaggs, the Anaheim Angels managed a victory.
Patrick Corbin changed his number up for the night from 46 to 45 in order to honor his friend, Tyler Skaggs. Then he gave a gutsy, rain-lengthened performance that helped propel Washington to victory.