The Arizona Diamondbacks finished its series with the San Francisco Giants earlier today and ended up losing the series 2-1. The Diamondbacks went into Game 3 with the series tied up 1-1, but unfortunately ended the series with a loss. It goes without saying that another series loss is not good for D-backs fans as the Snakes are now just barely above .500 with a 69-66 record.
Although the month of August brought out the best of Martin Prado and Aaron Hill, it has been a tough month for the Diamondbacks. Arizona has lost 13 of 27 games. Do they need extra innings to win? Interestingly, in the month of August, the D-Backs had five games go more than 9 innings and won all of them.
What We Learned:
Do not check-off a win before playing. Going into Game 3, the Diamondbacks seemed to have it in the bag. The game featured ace Patrick Corbin (13-5, 2.96 ERA) versus Yusmeiro Petit who had just been called up from the minors with a career ERA over 5.0. Unfortunately, Corbin had another bad game and Petit was excellent.
Is Yusmeiro spelled with a K? Yusmeiro Petit was strike city from the mound. His first six outs were all strikeouts, and he had a career-high of ten total Ks.
Pablo Sandoval may want to consider golf. When Pablo Sandoval retires from baseball, he may want to try his hand at golf. Pablo Sandoval hit a ball that was going into the dirt for a base hit in the 4th inning of Game 2. This one looked a lot like a golf swing.
Diamondbacks alumni Luis Gonzalez still has pop. This did not exactly come from the Diamondbacks-Giants series, but worth including since this tidbit was uncovered yesterday’s alumni game. Former great Luis Gonzalez looked very good behind the plate. He had a monster hit that just missed being a home run getting on the wrong side of the foul pole. Shortly thereafter he got a hit deep into right field.
There were several opportunities to win the series, but the top of the fourth inning is when the Game 3 unraveled for the Diamondbacks. The game was tied 1-1 in the fourth inning with two outs and two strikes on Hector Sanchez. Unfortunately, Corbin then pitched into a two-run double giving the Giants the lead.
The Diamondbacks continue their home stretch on Monday at Chase Field against the Toronto Blue Jays.