Dbacks find a way to lose….
The Arizona Diamondbacks started the game out on fire. In the first inning they sent 9 batters to the plate and scored five runs.
It started with a walk by Chris Young who scored on a double by Aaron Hill. From there Jason Kubel singled, Paul Goldschmidt walked and Justin Upton singled, that scored Hill and Kubel. Miguel Montero joined the act singling in Goldschmidt and sending Upton to third, who scored on a sacrifice fly from Ryan Wheeler. That gave Diamondback pitcher Trevor Cahill a solid 5 – 0 cushion to pitch with.
But it didn’t hold up, as the Marlins got to Cahill in the top of the second, plating 2 runs to cut the lead to 5 – 2.
Cahill seemed to settle down working in and out of the trouble in the fourth inning but still managing not to give up a run.
The sixth inning was a different story. Cahill was responsible for 2 of the 3 runs that scored and the bullpen gave up the other run as the Marlins tied the game at 5.
It stayed that way until the top of the tenth inning when Giancarlo Stanton, who is playing like he has a personal vendetta against the Diamondbacks, did it to them again. Monday night it was a moon shot home run, tonight it was an RBI single in the top of the first extra frame that gave the Marlins a 6 – 5 lead and the eventual win by that same score.
Diamondback manager Kirk Gibson said the team has to play better and giving up “35 hits in two games” is unacceptable.