Diamondbacks Take 2 of 3 from the Phillies to End Homestand

By Joseph Jacquez
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Aug 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (right) throws to first base after forcing out Philadelphia Phillies base runner Freddy Galvis at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3: Phillies-7 Diamondbacks-6

For the first 2 games, the Diamondbacks looked simply unbeatable. Their was nothing that they could do wrong on the baseball field, and it looked like everything from the rotation, to the pen, to the offense was clicking on all cylinders.

Then Sunday happened, and we were reminded that while the Dbacks have played really well as of late, not everything is picture perfect.

Chase Anderson didn’t have his best stuff working, replay reviews didn’t go the Dbacks way, and the offense wasted plenty of scoring chances in a 7-6 loss to the Phillies in the rubber game in front of 18,047 at Chase.

Anderson looked really good in his first start since coming off the D.L. against the Reds last weekend, but yesterday was a case of him not having his pitches from the get go.

The Phillies hit him hard in 5 innings including  a 4 run 4th highlighted by a  3 run homer from Cameron Rupp. He allowed 5 runs on 9 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1.

The offense was just 5 for 15 with RISP and they left 10 runners on base something they didn’t do in games 1 and 2.

This was a game to forget.