Arizona Diamondbacks swept by the Twins, remain in Wild Card race
The Arizona Diamondbacks were swept by the Minnesota Twins for the team’s first series sweep since the Atlanta Braves in mid-July.
In a 12-5 loss, the Arizona Diamondbacks dropped the final game against the Minnesota Twins in yet another dismal pitching performance.
After optioning Anthony Banda to Reno and before Robbie Ray’s return, the team turned to T.J. McFarland to wrap up the series.
McFarland only pitched 0.1 innings; he gave up seven earned runs in doing so.
The Diamondbacks looked to Braden Shipley for long relief. Shipley pitched an additional 5.2 innings and gave up five additional runs in the process.
Jimmie Sherfy made his Diamondbacks debut in the seventh inning. He earned two strikeouts in a scoreless inning.
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Continuing a scoreless streak, Daniel Descalso took the mound for the second time this season and third time in his career. Descalso retired the side, which maintained his 0.00 ERA.
While J.D. Martinez, Brandon Drury and Jake Lamb all homered off of Bartolo Colon, the 20-year veteran earned a rare feat. He has now earned a win against every single MLB team.
The offense once again struggled with runners in scoring position, this time going 1-for-8 throughout the game.
Even though the Diamondbacks were swept, they are still very much alive in the Wild Card race. The Colorado Rockies lost their last two games leaving them only one game ahead of the Diamondbacks.
The Milwaukee Brewers are sneaking up on both teams as they won their last two games and are now only two and a half games back.
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The Diamondbacks will look to get back on track in New York against the Mets for a four-game series. The last leg of the road trip will also see the return of Robbie Ray, which will hopefully bring some much needed momentum for a team fighting to stay in the race.