After being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Arizona Diamondbacks returned home for a three game series with the San Diego Padres. The Diamondbacks found themselves in games two and three to take the series from the Padres.
Game One: San Diego got out to an early lead, and a four run fifth and sixth gave the Padres a 10-3 victory. Padres’ pitcher Christian Friedrich went seven innings surrendering just three hits, while Robbie Ray struggled allowing nine hits and giving up five runs through 4.2 innings. Home runs by Matt Kemp, Derek Norris, and two by Yangervis Solarte helped the Padres get the win.
Game Two: Paul Goldschmidt found his groove, going two for three with a double and a home run, and a solid six inning performance by Zack Greinke gave the Diamondbacks the 8-7 victory. Arizona scored seven runs in the first two innings, and they were up four in the ninth, but the Padres rally fell short.
Game Three: The Diamondbacks again put crooked numbers on the scoreboard early, scoring five runs in the second. Recently elevated Archie Bradley got his second win of the season, with a 7.1 inning performance. The D-Backs offense seemed to click with Chris Owings lead off the second with a home run and even Bradley got in on the fun with a single to drive in a run. Brad Ziegler got his ninth save of the season and his 35th straight save converted.
The Diamondbacks continue their home stand on Memorial Day with the first game of a four game home-and-home series with the Houston Astros. Arizona will host the first two games on Monday and Tuesday, before the series moves to Houston for two games on Wednesday and Thursday.