It seems as though the Arizona Diamondbacks are destined to play .500 ball for as long as I write about them. No, the record is not .500 thanks to a dreadful start but over their last 12 games, the D’backs are 6-6, their latest loss being tonight’s 8-3 setback to the Milwaukee Brewers. They have now lost two straight games after opening the month with consecutive victories.
Once again, Mike Bolsinger failed to get deep into a game as he lasted only five innings and took the loss by allowing four runs on seven hits, walking three and striking out three. He gave up home runs to Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado. Gomez had a monster game, getting on base five times with two hits and three walks while scoring three runs and driving in two. He led off the bottom of the first with his eighth shot of the year. This, after the D’backs got on the board first thanks to an Aaron Hill RBI single. The Crew increased their lead to 3-1 in the second on Maldonado’s two-run blast. Arizona tied it the following inning with another RBI single by Hill and a run-scoring base hit by Miguel Montero.
With the score 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Milwaukee busted the game open. Gomez singled in two runs and then Jean Segura added a two-run home run, the victim of this damage being Randall Delgado. The outcome overshadowed an outstanding game by Hill who also reached base five times with four singles and a walk. Gerardo Parra and Paul Goldschmidt also had two hits each. The D’backs were done in by the 6-9 spots in the order. Including pinch-hitters, those gentlemen went 0-15 with a walk. The team left a total of 12 runners on base and struck out ten times.