The Diamondbacks’ 12-4 victory on Friday night had fans’ hopes up high for a series win. However, the Dodgers’ offense woke up the next two games.
The Diamondbacks have now lost four series straight to the divison-leading Dodgers, and have gone 2-10 since their last series win to them in early April.
Friday, September 11th
Jun 30, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) celebrates with Jake Lamb (19) in the fourth inning after hitting a two-run home run at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Diamondbacks wasted no time in getting the bats going on Friday night. They absolutely lit Alex Wood up for a combined 6 runs in just 1.2 innings. For Alex Wood, it was the shortest start of his career.
The Diamondbacks’ red-hot offense went on to score a combined 10 runs through just two innings.
Paul Goldschmidt did what he does best against the Dodgers, and hit a towering home run. However, he wasn’t the hottest bat that night. Instead, it was Nick Ahmed. Ahmed went 4-4 with 3 RBIs and was just a triple shy of the cycle.
Robbie Ray got his first win since July as he went 5 innings allowing just 2 hits and no runs. The Dodgers’ only 4 runs of the game didn’t come until the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs and that was off a grand slam by Justin Ruggiano.
The D-backs went on to win 12-4.