Once again the Arizona Diamondbacks offense got started late and once again the comeback was not enough to overcome an early 4-0 hole to a very good Atlanta Braves team. However, the Dbacks maintain a 2.5 game lead on the San Francisco Giants after they lost 6-0 to the Houston Astros.
The only offense for the most part was provided by the bat of National League MVP candidate Justin Upton. He had a two run double in the seventh inning that brought the Dbacks to within 4-2, but it was too little too late. Starter Daniel Hudson once again struggled early, something that has been an issue most of the season. Someone needs to tell him it’s the third inning when he starts a game.
Just because most people expected the Dbacks to have a hard time on this brutal trip doesn’t mean they have to buy into it. Apparently though, they have bought into it and if not for the woeful Giants offense, the Dbacks would not still be holding the National League West lead.