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Diamondbacks 1, Giants 4: Taylor made, but bullpen blows and offense sucks.

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San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Wes is scheduled to be on the guest recap for this, but until that appears, have a placeholder recap. The Arizona offense failed again, being held to just three hits for the second game in a row, and wasting a sterling outing from Taylor Clarke. He held the Giants to one run on one hit over five innings, both coming on a solo home-run by Alex Dickerson in the first inning. Arizona did come back to level the game in the seventh, on a solo HR of their own, off the bat of Eduardo Escobar, his fourth of the season.

But the two neo-reliable bullpen arms of Stefan Crichton and Archie Bradley, immediately combined to allow three runs on four hits in the eighth, and the last six D-backs were retired in order. On the positive side, Arizona pitchers struck out fourteen batters, while walking one. On the other hand... Everything else. Even if Arizona were now to match that six-game winning streak, they would still be below .500. Next up: the Dodgers. Oh, joy...