With how things turned out against San Diego the Giants felt as if this could have been the series to answer back. Arizona though had other plans.
The Diamondbacks win the final game of a four game series 5-1. The score says one thing, with stellar pitching and more or less decent hitting. Today’s win looked much more fluid than their previous two when they exploded offensively.
This game had it all. Paul Goldschmidt went yard yet again. Chris Owings got out of his minor slump with a 3-for-4 performance. A.J, Pollock is still hot, finishing 3-for five.
Both Goldy and Pollock had a series to remember. Paul had at least a hit in every game and went deep twice. Pollock became red hot ending the series 9-for-16.
The bullpen proved their worth helping Jeremy Hellickson earn his first win of the year. Two straight games the Dbacks bullpen has not allowed a run from the seventh inning on in back to back games. They even went perfect today in three and a third. The rest that Collmenter provided certainly helped.
Yasmany Tomás is now in the stat column, knocking a ball between first and second for a slow roller.
Hellickson gave up his eight hits, but he had his stuff when needed most. San Francisco went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
The one major concern is how consistent can this team perform against stronger opponents? San Francisco is not at their best, and even shutting down Buster Posey this series was crucial. Today was certainly a complete effort.
The Diamondbacks head back home to face Texas on Tuesday for a two game set.