Dbacks Drop Fifth in a Row

Nothing like a one-hitter by the opposition to lose your fifth game in a row.

The San Francisco Giants blanked the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 Friday night behind a one-hitter from Giants pitcher Matt Cain.  The only hit Cain gave up was a second inning double by Mark Reynolds, which was just barely a hit to begin with.  His hit carried  just over the head of Giants center fielder Aaron Rowland.  Reynolds was the only base runner the Dbacks had all night.  Cain only pitched to one batter over the minimum.  It’s hard to determine if it was Cain’s great pitching or the Dbacks lack of fight and ability to hit the right pitches.  I think it was a little of both.

The Dbacks have started to fall into one of those offensive funks.  Most teams fall into one a few times a season.  Unfortunately it is coming during a time the Dbacks pitchers still can not get it together.  Dbacks starter Edwin Jackson gave up three runs on four hits, but walked five.  That is not acceptable.  Especially against a team that is not allowing any base runners whatsoever.  Reliever Chad Qualls had another stellar outing.  He gave up 2 runs in one inning of work.

I guess they’ll try again tomorrow.  That’s all you can do.

Scott Allen

Topics: Aaron Rowland, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chad Qualls, Edwin Jackson, Mark Reynolds, Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants

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  • http://Yardbarker.com John Labor

    This team has enough talent, but when management has all winter to do something about the bull pen and doesn’t even add a left handed arm, who’s fault is that??? Not the players, but I will say this they are not being motivated by AJ. He’s too laid back, this team needs a REAL MANAGER.
    And Josh Byrnes does not know how to manage the teams financess, handing out these huge contracts and getting nothing in return, just look at Brandon Webb. No one has even said how this mysterious sholder injury has happenened.I do not have any hope that he will ever return. Has anyone thought about sending him to triple A, so he can get ready ? No!!!At least he can help the minor league team. Unhappy DBack Fan

  • azscott

    John you said it all. You can’t blame the players all the time, but let’s remember they are paid to execute. I agree, Hinch needs to go. He doesn’t motivate. Josh Byrnes makes bone-headed moves. As one who is a lifelong Dbacks fan, I’m with you. Who knows about Webb. I’m not even sure he is still alive. LOL We’ll se what tonight’s game brings. More heartache I’m sure.