The Arizona Diamondbacks (37-37) got off to a slow start and were unable to overcome a six run deficit as they lost to the Atlanta Braves (40-34) on Wednesday night, 6-4.
Atlanta got off to a quick start on Wednesday night as Jason Heyward led off the offensive strike with a solo home run to right-center field to give the Braves a 1-0 lead in the botom of the first.
The offense would remain stagnant until the bottom of the fifth inning when Andrelton Simmons grounded into a fielder’s choice to the pitcher, scoring Chipper Jones on a throwing error by Trevor Cahill. They would add another run when Michael Bourn hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Freddie Freeman. Simmons would then score on a sacrifice fly by Martin Prado, putting the Braves up 4-0.
The Braves would add a couple more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning by a two-run home run by Jones.
The Arizona offense would come to life in the top of the seventh inning when Ryan Roberts hit a three run home run to left field, plating Miguel Montero and Aaron Hill. Chris Young would add a solo home run later in the inning to decrease the D-backs deficit to 4-6.
Unfortunately the comeback would not be enough, as Craig Kimbrell would come in to close the door for the Braves, earning his 22nd save of the season.
Cahill was able to go five innings, allowing four hits, four walks, and four earned runs to earn his sixth loss of the season.
Trevor Bauer will make his much anticipated MLB debut tomorrow night as the D-backs hope to avoid the sweep in Atlanta.