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Arizona Diamondbacks offense goes silent in key situations

By Trisha Garcia
PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 24: JD Martinez's three run home run Friday night has been one of the lone big hits for the Diamondbacks offense lately.
PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 24: JD Martinez's three run home run Friday night has been one of the lone big hits for the Diamondbacks offense lately. /
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The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped game three to the New York Mets behind a slow offense.

The Arizona Diamondbacks offense went silent in the moments when the team needed them the most. Continuing an awful streak this season, the Diamondbacks were 2-for-11 in Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to the New York Mets.

While the offense earned seven hits, they also battled in their at-bats and earned five walks. This gave the team 12 baserunners throughout the game.

In the first inning, with two outs and runners on first and third, Daniel Descalso grounded out to the pitcher.

Two innings later, in the third, with one out and runners on second and third, Paul Goldschmidt grounded into a fielder’s choice and J.D. Martinez grounded out.

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Again in the seventh, with the bases loaded and two outs, Martinez grounded into a force out.

The Diamondbacks two runs were the result of an RBI single off the bat of Martinez in the first inning and a solo home run off the bat of Chris Iannetta in the sixth inning.

Martinez’s RBI made Wednesday’s game the fourth consecutive game where Martinez drove in a run.

Unfortunately, this is the second straight loss Zack Godley has earned.

Godley gave up three runs on five innings and only struck out five batters. He threw 100 pitches and relied heavily on his sinker, which was not fooling Mets batters.

In relief, Jake Barrett gave up a solo home run in his return from Reno.

The loss did a little more damage than just hurting the Diamondbacks ego. It means the team will need to win the fourth game of the series to take the series win. If not, they risk extending the length of time they’ve gone without winning a series.

The Diamondbacks have lost or earned a tie in their last five series.

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But, Thursday’s game will rely on the much-anticipated return of Robbie Ray.

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