Mar 31, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Mark Trumbo (right) is tagged out at third base by San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the second inning during opening day baseball game at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks Blow 4 Run Lead, Lose 9-8

The Arizona Diamondbacks must still be stuck in 2013. Buster Posey hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning off Addison Reed to give the San Francisco Giants a 9-8 victory over the Snakes. This was after the pitching surrendered a four run lead in the seventh. Brandon McCarthy left after 6 2/3 innings and a 7-4 lead with two outs in the frame but Oliver Perez and Brad Ziegler allowed the Giants to tie it at 7. Mark Trumbo continued to sizzle going 3 for 5 with two RBI’s to bring his total on the young season to six. Miguel Montero hit a solo homer off Sergio Romo in the bottom of the ninth and Chris Owings dropped a bunt single to make it interesting but Romo retired Eric Chavez and A.J. Pollock to end the game.

  • With his double in the third inning, Paul Goldschmidt has now hit in 22 straight games dating back to 2013. He is eight away from tying Luis Gonzalez‘s franchise record.
  • Trumbo was gunned down by Hunter Pence trying to go from first to third on a hit by Montero in the second inning.
  • The last time Yusmeiro Petit faced the D’backs, he came within one strike of a hurling a perfect game. Arizona roughed him up for three runs on six hits in two innings of work.
  • Replay was almost used on Parra’s two run single in the fourth inning. Montero was initially ruled out by home plate umpire Tom Hallion but was quickly overruled by first plate umpire Eric Cooper when it was noticed that Buster Posey never had control of the ball.

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