Postgame Recap (8/1/17) – Dbacks 4, Cubs 16: Not Much Goes Right in Ugly Loss
It was rocky from the very beginning for the Diamondbacks and Patrick Corbin tonight.
The Cubs opened up the scoring in the bottom of the 1st inning. After the Cubs led off the frame with back-to-back singles, followed by a walk to load the bases, Albert Almora singled to score two runs. Willson Contreras was gunned down at third base on the cut-off throw by Paul Goldschmidt. That ended up saving at least a run for the D-backs as Addison Russell doubled in the very next at-bat. The inning ended on a groundout, but the damage was done and the D-backs trailed 2-0.
The Cubs opened the bottom of the 2nd inning with a leadoff home run by Ian Happ. Another homer by Anthony Rizzo and, before you could blink, the Cubs were up 6-0. The Cubs would go on to score two more runs in the bottom of the 3rd on an unlikely two-run home run by Cubs pitcher Jon Lester. They then put up seven in the bottom of the 6th inning and one run in the bottom of the 7th.
The D-backs got on the board in the top of the 3rd inning. A.J. Pollock doubled and scored on a Paul Goldschmidt single. That was all the Snakes could muster in the inning.
Arizona would score two runs in the top of the fifth inning. The first coming off a double by newly acquired Adam Rosales, with David Peralta, who walked to lead off the inning, coming around to score. J.D. Martinez then scored A.J. Pollock, who singled earlier, on a fielder’s choice.
Patrick Corbin ended up throwing 70 pitches in three innings, giving up eight runs.
Stats that matter
- Seventeen: That’s the number of hits the Cubs had on the night. Fifteen of those hits came off either Corbin or T.J. McFarland.
- Five: The number of home runs the Cubs hit tonight.
- Three: The number of errors by the D-backs defense. Not that it mattered.
- Two: Hits by newly acquired D-back Adam Rosales.
This was an ugly game from top to bottom. One the D-backs need to just forget about, go grab dinner and get a good night’s sleep. No other way to look at it.
The D-backs and Cubs line up for the second game of this three-game set on Wednesday at 5:05 pm MT. Zack Godley (4-4, 3.06 ERA) goes up against Jake Arrieta (10-7, 4.03 ERA) at Wrigley Field.