Diamondbacks Take Step Back, Lose 2 of 3 to the Astros

By Joseph Jacquez
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Aug 2, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher

Collin McHugh

(31) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3: Diamondbacks-1 Astros-4

Coming into Sunday’s rubber game, the Dbacks had a chance to win their 3rd straight series, and keep the good vibes rolling.

Instead the offense decided not to show up in key scoring situations, and Astros starter Collin McHugh pitched a great game allowing just 1 run over 7 innings, and Houston took the series beating the Snakes 4-1.

The Dbacks offense had their scoring chances. They were 3-13 (.231) with RISP, and left 8 men on base.

Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray allowed 4 runs in 5 innings. He wasn’t real sharp throwing just 63 of his 103 pitches for strikes, but he also didn’t get any run support.

Ray once again couldn’t get deep into the game. 103 pitches is to many for just 5 innings of work. He needs to find an out pitch, and have quicker innings.

It was 1-1 in the 4th inning when Carlos Gomez collected his first 2 RBI’s in a Astros uniform singling home 2 with the bases loaded to give the Astros a 3-1 lead. Evan Gattis added his 17th homer, a solo shot in the 5th.

The Dbacks had runners on the corners with 2 outs in the 7th, but Yasmany Tomas struck out and left Paul Goldschmidt on deck. The first 2 pitches were balls, and the next 2 were called strikes even though they were off the plate.

With 2 runners on and 2 outs in the 2nd, Jake Lamb was picked off by McHugh at 2nd to get out of a jam.

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