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Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Francisco Giants 4: The One with the Offensive Explosion

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Eduardo Escobar stays hot in this one

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

With just over a month left in the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks continued their two step in San Francisco. A win creates more momentum, which at this point is desperately needed.

Ales Young and Tyler Beede of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants have had two different seasons in someways. Young started off hot and became somewhat reliable given his status. Beede, a two time first round draft pick, has shown flashes this season however as a whole it has been one to forget. Both pitchers would fare well in this game, as both only gave up one earned run each. All that mattered in the end would be the three runs the Diamondbacks scored while the Giants defense was not there.

Both teams would score in the first two innings as the Giants were the first ones to get ahead. After a throwing error by Nick Ahmed, which led Donovan Solano to second...two ground outs would be all the bay area boys needed. Young was taxed a little in the opening frame as the five batters in the inning had pitch counts of 6,4,4,6, and 1. Two straight singles to open the frame rattled Beede, with rookie Josh Rojas rocking a change-up to left which brought Wilmer Flores to third. RBI’s grounders seemed to be a fad as Nick Ahmed made up for his first inning error scoring Rojas. In the bottom half, Alex Young worked efficiently as he only needed fifteen pitches. Young dominated the inning with his cutter, and change-up.

Both pitchers began to feel their respective grooves as both mowed the other lineup down. This lasted from the third to the fifth with perhaps the most dazzling part coming on two strikeouts to Carson Kelly and Alex Young. Young did have a little trouble in the fifth as a single and an error by Eduardo Escobar kept the inning alive.

Fangraphs:

Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • Positive: Matt Andriese 17.7%, Wilmer Flores 17.8%, Eduardo Escobar 30.1%
  • Negative: Jarrod Dyson -11.6%, Nick Ahmed -12.5%

San Francisco Giants:

  • Positive: Abiatal Avelino 11.0%
  • Negative: Tyler Beede -13.2%, Shaun Anderson -18.4%, Donovan Solano -10.5%, Buster Posey -11.7%

Fireworks began in the sixth as Tyler Beede would start to fall off his wagon. An error, single and wild pitch allowed one run to score. The next batter, Wilmer Flores, singled to left which allowed Christian Walker to come home.

Fernando Abad would enter the game for the Giants. Alex Young fell off slightly as well, allowing two singles while also being haunted by a passed ball from Carson Kelly. After an Abiatal Avelino single, T.J. McFarland came into the game. two more singles would follow. Jarrod Dyson saved McFarland as he laced a throw home to get Avelino. After a walk to Alex Dickerson, Matt Andriese entered to end the inning. Eduardo Escobar aka Mr. RBI for the Diamondbacks came up huge with the bases loaded, taking advantage of a bad pitch from Shaun Anderson.

The Diamondbacks would keep their foot on the pedal as an Adam Jones bomb to center gave the boys even more of a cushion.

Yoan Lopez entered the ninth and it did not go well. Our commander in snake (working title) made a great point about Lopez:

After giving up two runs, everyone’s favorite Diamondback (LOL) Archie Bradley entered the game. Thank the lord Nolan Arenado (yes I will keep making this joke) was nowhere near this one, as Bradley seemed to get the final out and end the game.

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