The Arizona Diamondbacks took three out of four games from the Milwaukee Brewers and won the series. This series really came down to one thing…good starting pitching. Here’s how it all went down:
Thursday, July 23
Jul 24, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second basemanChris Owings
(16) tries to turn the double play while voiding Milwaukee Brewers catcherJonathan Lucroy
(20) in the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Thursday marked the surprising major league debut for starting pitcher Zack Godley, and he did not disappoint. Godley pitched six shutout innings, didn’t walk a batter and struck out seven. He tied a club record for total strikeouts in a major league appearance with those seven strikeouts, matching Max Scherzer when he debuted in 2008. He also became the first pitcher in the modern era to throw at least six scoreless innings with no walks and 7+ strikeouts in his major league debut.
The D-Backs were led offensively by their two All-Stars, AJ Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt. Goldy went 1-2 with two walks, a double and an RBI. Pollock went 3-5 with a double, a triple and three RBI. Yasmany Tomas added a solo homer of his own.
Mike Fiers had a sub-par outing in this one. Fiers pitched five innings while giving up five runs (four earned), but he did strike out 10.
The Brewers scored all of their runs of the game on a three-run home run by Ryan Braun in the ninth inning.
Godley was able to pick up his first major league win as the D-Backs won this one by a score of 8-3.