Postgame Recap (8/6/17) – D-backs 3, Giants 6: Corbin Stumbles, D-backs Drop Series

Patrick Corbin just didn’t have it today. In a game where the Diamondbacks had an early lead, it felt like the offense would be able to power them to a win. Corbin ended up giving the Giants six runs on seven hits in his six innings pitched. He’s now been battered for 14 runs in his last two starts.

Paul Goldschmidt started the scoring in the top of the first inning when he doubled to drive in David Peralta, who’d walked to lead off the inning. Right on cue, the D-backs superstar had the Snakes on the board.

The D-backs would add another run in the top of the fourth inning when Daniel Descalso would single to drive in Jake Lamb. But they still trailed 4-2.

In the top of the 7th inning the D-backs loaded the bases with only one out. Peralta hit a groundout but it scored a run. A.J. Pollock struck out to end the inning. That was all the scoring the Diamondbacks could muster, leaving six men on base in the 6-3 loss.

Stats that matter

  • It’s becoming very hard to trust Patrick Corbin as a starter – 6 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 10 K, HR
  • Not much offense, but Ketel Marte had a nice day – 2-for-4, 1 R

Bottom line

This is not the way you wanted to see the D-backs end what was a pretty good road trip. They finish the trip 5-5, which, given their shaky second half, doesn’t seem all that bad. But they really had a chance to build some momentum in this game and they just couldn’t pull it off. A recurring theme lately.

On deck

The Diamondbacks come home for their toughest stretch of the season. It all starts on Tuesday at 6:40 pm MT against the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Jon Strong

Jon is the editor and lead writer at Dbacks Insider. He is a life-long, passionate baseball fan who grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, playing stickball and watching baseball at the College World Series. He aims to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant Dbacks news and commentary every day.

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