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Dbacks @ Cardinals: Another blown save

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It feels like it’s the closer role that is cursed and not specific pitchers for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Wednesday night, the Dimondbacks had a chance to get a big win to avoid being swept and a chance to grab some momentum as they head into Milwaukee to take on the Brewers.

Instead, Brad Ziegler blew the save and the Arizona Diamondbacks got swept out of St. Louis.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Diamondbacks brought in a five-man infield, and what looked like was going to be a double play to end the inning was broken up by Peter Bourjos as he took out the catcher Jordan Pacheco with a hard slide. As a result, Pacheco fired the ball into the right field and Matt Carpenter hauled toward home to score the winning run.

The Diamondbacks turned to Josh Collmenter in this game to stop the bleeding. He only gave up two runs, but his night was quickly over after six innings. The Diamondbacks would take the lead in the sixth on a Peralta single and it looked like they were going to get a big win.

Instead, Ziegler came in and gave up a home run to Jason Heyward and a few plays later it was history as the Cardinals brought out the brooms.

The Diamondbacks now head to Milwaukee, where they desperately need to pick up some wins or they will be in danger of losing their season, much like the stakes that were on the line when they went to Miami.

The Good: Mark Trumbo hit another solo shot and continues to add onto a good season. The middle of the order has been producing lately and Trumbo has been a huge part of the success they are having.

The Bad: Can anyone on this team take the closer role by the horns? So far no one has been consistent in the role, and they are losing some heartbreaking games as a result of it.

The Ugly: See above.

Onto Milwaukee, where the Diamondbacks need some wins in the worst way.

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