The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped two of three in Atlanta over the weekend. It was a very up and down series for Arizona as the offense was quiet in game one, it exploded in game two and then vanished again in game three. Although it was a bad series, David Peralta, Patrick Corbin and AJ Pollock were all bright spots with great individual efforts.
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Diamondbacks 2, Braves 3
Game one was quiet for Arizona. Braves starter, Julio Teheran, mowed Diamondbacks hitters down. Arizona only managed to get three hits and one run off of him in six innings pitched. Paul Goldschmidt and AJ Pollock picked up the two runs batted in for the Diamondbacks. Arizona scored to get within one run of tying the game, but just couldn’t get the third run across.
Robbie Ray got the start just didn’t have his good stuff on Friday. He only gave up three runs, but was surrounded by traffic on the bases almost every inning. Ray took the loss and Teheran grabbed the win in this one.
Ray’s final line: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 0 K
Diamondbacks 8, Braves 4
Game two the complete opposite of game one for Arizona. The offense showed up in a big way and they got a great pitching performance from Patrick Corbin. Arizona took a quick 1-0 lead early in the first and it appeared to be a pitcher’s duel until the middle frames of the game. Arizona scored two in the fourth and three in the fifth to pad their lead.
Things got a little tense late when Atlanta came back in the eighth with a four run rally. Fortunately for the Diamondbacks, they were able to tack on two more runs in the ninth giving them a four run lead heading into the final inning.
David Peralta continued his hot streak with two hits, a walk and three runs batted in.
Patrick Corbin pitched an absolute gem on Saturday. This was probably his best start since returning from Tommy John surgery. He was in and around the strike zone all night. He had a base runner here or there, but for the most part, he dominated the Braves line up. This start was very encouraging for Corbin’s future after the surgery. Corbin got the win and Braves starter, Mike Foltynewicz, took the loss.
Corbin’s final line: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K
Diamondbacks 1, Braves 2
The offense that showed up in game two, vanished in game three of the series. Arizona was nearly no hit by Shelby Miller. Miller took a no hitter into the eighth inning before Nick Ahmed broke it up with a bloop single. In the same inning that the no hitter was broken up, the Diamondbacks also tied the game at one. The game remained scoreless and was headed to extra innings. Cameron Maybin won it in the 10th inning hitting a home run off of David Hernandez.
Lost in all the no hitter drama was the start by Rubby De La Rosa. He pitched a pretty decent game. He was surrounded by base runners the whole game, but was able to lock it down when he needed to and get out of jams. Despite all the base runners, De La Rosa only gave up one run and it came on a rare error by Ahmed.
Hernandez takes the loss and Braves reliever, David Aardsma got the win.
Rubby De La Rosa’s final line: 7 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Arizona is now 57-59 as they depart from Atlanta. The road trip continues as they will head to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates in a three game set. That series begins Monday night at 4:05 Arizona time.