If this is how it’s going to be the rest of the season, well, I’ll take it as long as it results in a “w”.
The Arizona Diamondbacks won their second game of the four game series against the Atlanta Braves, 2-1 Wednesday night. This was the seventh one run game the Dbacks have been involved in over the past 10 days. After losing a tough one last night to the Braves 7-5, the Dbacks rebounded with a great pitching effort from Ian Kennedy, who went seven innings, giving up only three hits and no earned runs. He did walk five, however none of them scored. The lone run was given up by Aaron Heilman in the eighth inning.
After falling behind 1-0, Gerardo Parra hit an inside the park home run in the bottom of the eighth to give the Dbacks a 2-1 lead, eventually ending the game an inning later with the same score.
Both offenses struggled against starting pitching, but it was the Dbacks who prevailed, winning for only the third time all season when scoring four or fewer runs. They are now 3-27 in such games.
Tomorrow the Dbacks will finish off the series with a day game, 12:40pm at Chase Field.