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Strong Effort From Davis Saves Another Anemic Offensive Effort

By Scott Allen

Well, at least we won.

Finally a strong starting effort does not go wasted, although it took until the ninth inning to put any doubt into this game.  The Arizona Diamondbacks, behind eight solid innings from Doug Davis, defeated the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon 2-0.

Chris Young splashed a double into deep left field to score two runs in the top of the ninth to finally break the Arizona scoreless streak.  Of course, it took getting to the Giants bullpen to get it done.  Giants starter Tim Lincecum was brilliant once again.  He struck out 13 batters.

Davis meanwhile pitched his second straight gem.  Makes you wonder why we can’t a more consistent effort like this from him every time out?  Well, I wish I knew the answer, however I will more than certainly take today’s effort.  Another good sign on Saturday was the pitching of Chad Qualls.  After his rough outing last time out, he struck out the side in the 9th to save the game.  Clearly though the Arizona offense continues to struggle.  Something will need to change soon.

Tomorrow is the rubber game of this three game series before the Diamondbacks head back home for another nine game homestand.

Player of the game: Doug Davis with honorable mention to Chris Young.  Davis did have to get out of some jams, however he was able to pitch his way out of them.

W: Davis (1-2) L: Affeldt (0-1) S: Qualls (2)