The Diamondbacks came into Minneapolis feeling good about themselves. After Patrick Corbin completely dominated the Houston Astros, it’s not hard to see why. Friday’s game kicked off a three-game set in the Twin Cities for the D-backs before they head to New York for a four-game series against the Mets.
For those who’ve read prior recaps here on Dbacks Insider, you may notice a few tweaks to this version. If you like it, you can let me know in the comments below. If you don’t like it, same deal. My goal is to provide highlights of the games instead of a play-by-play, which you can always get here. So here goes.
Why the D-backs lost
Unfortunately, this one is pretty straight-forward. The pitching for the D-backs in the game was dreadful. Not much went right and every single pitcher gave up at least one run. I’ll highlight their performances below in “Stats that matter,” but if you don’t like bad news, you may want to skip that section today.
With the Diamondbacks down a run in the bottom of the 7th inning, David Hernandez came in to pitch in relief of Jorge De La Rosa, who allowed a leadoff single. Miguel Sano took Hernandez’s first pitch and drove it way out for a two-run homer. If that wasn’t enough damage, he then gave up another two-run homer two batters later.
Stats that matter
- Godley had a rough night, but the D-backs were still in the game when he left – 5.1 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 2 BB, 10 K, 2 HR allowed
- The bullpen got roughed up – 2.2 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 4 HR allowed
- David Peralta continues his great season – 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, HR
- 2-for-8 with RISP
You’re not going to win too many games when you give up six home runs and go 2-for-8 with RISP.
Zack Greinke takes the hill for the D-backs against the Twins on Saturday at 4:10 pm MT.