It was a slugfest. It wasn’t pretty for pitchers on either side of field tonight but the Arizona Diamondbacks bats were alive tonight. A five run first inning, which included a Ryan Roberts grand slam, turned out to not be enough as the the Dbacks defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6 on Wednesday night. Joe Saunders was pulled after three innings. Brewers starter Randy Wolf also went three innings and was worse. Both bullpens got quite a workout.
The Dbacks hit four homers in the game, which set a postseason record for them. They needed every bit of offense tonight as the Brewers offense, to their credit, didn’t lay down and die after falling behind early. They are a scrappy bunch who came this close to scoring many more runs.
Ian Kennedy is now going to have to pitch against Yovani Gallardo on Friday in Milwaukee. We all know what happened the last time to two tangled last Saturday. I doubt the going will be any easier for the Dbacks on Friday, but at least they have the chance. The Dbacks fought back to give themselves at least a chance and that’s all you can ask for. Should be fun, I think.