D-backs Sloppy in 4-0 Loss

By Nicholas Valenzuela

The Arizona Diamondbacks (55-54) committed three errors and failed to produce any offense in a 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates (62-46) on Monday evening.

Gaby Sanchez put the Pirates on the board first with an RBI groundout to the shortstop in the top of the fourth inning, scoring Andrew McCutchen and taking the lead 1-0.

Both offenses would be kept in check until the bottom of the eighth inning when Neil Walker reached on an infield single to the shortstop, plating McCutchen and advancing Sanchez to second base. Sanchez would score in the next at bat when Travis Snider singled to right field to extend the Pittsburgh lead to 3-0. They would add another run when Walker would score from third base on a sacrifice fly by Pirates catcher, and former D-backs catcher Rod Barajas.

That would be plenty of offense for Pittsburgh starter Erik Bedard, who allowed no runs and only two hits over six strong innings pitched.

For Arizona, starter Wade Miley unfortunately received no support in six strong innings of work. He allowed only six hits and no earned runs while his defense gave up three errors on the evening. The only bright spot on offense for Arizona was first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who collected Arizona’s two hits on the night.

Arizona will send rookie Patrick Corbin to the mound tomorrow for game two of the four game series.