Is there a pulse in the Arizona Diamondbacks? They won their second series today with Bronson Arroyo pitching 7 1/3 tremendous innings as the D’backs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 3-2. Arroyo scattered five hits and walked one while striking out four. He upped his record to 3-2 and lowered his ERA to 4.89. The only run surrendered by the veteran righty was a double play grounder hit by Jonathan Lucroy in the first inning.
Paul Golschmidt continues to show why he is one of the best players in the game by stroking a two-run homer in the top of the third inning to put the Snakes ahead for good. Goldy is now batting .344 with seven homers and 23 RBI’s. The other D’backs’ run came in the top of the 8th when Arroyo scored on an error made by Milwaukee first baseman (and ex-D’back) Lyle Overbay. With the score 3-1 in the bottom of the frame, Arroyo left the game with two runners on and one out. Brad Ziegler entered the game and gave up a base hit to pinch-hitter Rickie Weeks, loading the bases. Ziggy then did what he does best: he got Carlos Gomez to hit into an inning-ending double play. Addison Reed came on to make the game interesting by giving up a double to Scooter Gennett who then scored via a sacrifice fly. Reed then struck out Mark Reynolds, anot0her ex-D’back, to end the game.
After an off day, the team heads back to Chicago, this time to play the White Sox. It concludes a nine game, three city road trip before coming home to play the Washington Nationals. Arizona is now 13-24 having won 5 out of their last 7.