A win would guarantee the Dbacks would have a better record than last year’s 82-80 mark. Taylor Clarke took the ball for the Dbacks with Luke Weaver and Zac Gallen shut down for the season as part of a bullpen game. Clarke allowed 1 run in 3 innings with 4 strikeouts. The Dbacks offense was left sleeping until wildness from Padres starter Matt Lauer and sloppy defense contributed to a pair of Dbacks runs in the bottom of the 5th to take a 2-1 lead. Matt Andriese would surrender the tying run on a solo homer in the 6th, as he completed 3 innings. Stefan Crichton would allow the Padres to take a 3-2 lead in the 7th on a triple and sac fly. Robby Scott pitched the 8th and pitched around a single for a scoreless frame and would get a win out of it when the offense came through in the bottom half of the inning.
In the bottom of the 8th, the Dbacks would face their favorite Padre punching bag in Luis Perdomo. The first two batters would reach, as Adam Jones walked and Josh Rojas singled. An effective sacrifice grounder by Nick Ahmed would put both of them in scoring position for Carson Kelly. Kelly would hit a ground ball that Padres SS Luis Urias would fire home and the initial call was out at home. However a great challenge by Torey Lovullo would result in an overturned call that tied the game. Three pitches later, Jake Lamb would make Perdomo’s night even worse as he crushed a ball to the back of the seats in Section 101 to give the Dbacks a 6-3 lead. Archie Bradley would allow a single to the leadoff hitter in the 9th, but would retire the next three batters to secure his 18th save of the season.
Jim will have the full recap up shortly, he’s currently in the middle of watching Evil Dead: The Musical and I volunteered to do the quick recap for him.