Arizona Diamondbacks fall 10-3 after bullpen collapses against Twins

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 30: Jorge De La Rosa
ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 30: Jorge De La Rosa /

The Arizona Diamondbacks lost control of the first game against the Minnesota Twins and watched them run away with it.

In a 10-3 loss, the Arizona Diamondbacks started to look like their first-half selves, but quickly watched it fall apart.

The team scored three runs in the first two innings, including a homerun of the bat of David Peralta, but the lead shutout didn’t last long.

The Twins slowly tacked on runs, adding one each in the second, third and fourth innings off of Zack Godley.

Max Kepler homered in the third off Godley, followed by Byron Buxton hitting an inside-the-park homerun in the fourth.

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The Twins took the lead in the sixth inning as Jorge De La Rosa allowed an inherited runner to score for the first time this season. He’s previously inherited 25 runners.

But, that was just the beginning of the Diamondbacks bullpen issues. After De La Rosa gave up a single to start off the bottom of the seventh, manager Torey Lovullo stepped in and replaced him with David Hernandez.

Hernandez gave up back-to-back home runs, including a two-run shot to Miguel Sano and a solo shot Eduardo Escobar, before getting out of the inning.

Silvino Bracho started off the eighth inning by giving up a solo shot to Brian Dozier. He later gave up a solo shot to Miguel Sano, his second home run of the game and 28th of the season.

Lovullo has solely been using Archie Bradley when the team is in the lead, but in a 4-3 game, this begs the question: Will his role be expanded?

Bradley hasn’t given up a run in 10 straight games, pitching 9.2 innings. He also hasn’t given up a home run since May 29 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

While the Diamondbacks offense looked better in the first two innings of the game, the team was still 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position. This included the fifth and sixth inning, where the Diamondbacks led off with two runners on base only to earn three consecutive outs.

The Diamondbacks will look to Zack Greinke tomorrow to lead the team from the mound and hopefully the offense will follow.

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The team still hasn’t announced the starter for Sunday’s game against Bartolo Colon, but they did announce that Robbie Ray will be joining the team in New York.