Patrick Corbin picked the perfect season to have a career year. Captain Sully carved through the Philadelphia Phillies in the rubber match for 7 & 1⁄3 innings. He got off to a tremendous start in the first inning. After allowing a leadoff single to Cesar Hernandez, Corbin followed by striking out Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams. Hernandez attempted to swipe second base during the Williams strikeout, but Alex Avila made a strong throw to second to complete the double play with the difficulty setting on All Star mode. Corbin recorded 9 strikeouts and only 4 hits to secure the series victory.
The D’backs offense provided plenty of run support for their left hander this afternoon. Scoring for the good guys began in the third inning. Jon Jay hit a leadoff double to left field, except Hoskins botched the play allowing Jay to reach third on an error. Phillies starter Vince Velasquez proceeded to drill Goldy in the back putting runners on the corners with no outs for series MVP David Peralta. The Freight Train drilled a triple to right field driving in two runs, and was brought in himself on a sac fly from Eduardo Escobar.
Arizona also plated a pair in the 7th. Peralta and A.J. Pollock each singled with one out and were brought in by a double from Escobar. Brad Ziegler and Matt Andriese teamed up for 1 & 2⁄3 innings of scoreless relief en route to locking up a 6-0 series finale.
Complete recount to follow after I return home from Chase Field.