Arizona Diamondbacks: Padres snap winning streak at 13 games

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 08: Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 08: Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin /

The Arizona Diamondbacks franchise-record 13 game win streak came to screeching halt Friday

Two of the Arizona Diamondbacks hot streaks abruptly came to an end Friday evening at Chase Field.

Patrick Corbin did not pitch like the guy that won his previous five decisions and the Diamondbacks’ win streak ended as a result.

Corbin cruised through the first three innings, but a six-run fourth and a two-run fifth sent the left hander to the showers earlier than anticipated.

Corbin’s final line was hardly recoginizable: 4.1 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 3 K. The Clay, N.Y. native fell to 13-12 on the season with a 4.16 ERA.

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Entering Friday’s contest, Corbin was 5-0 with a 0.50 ERA in his last five starts.

In three prior starts versus San Diego this season, the southpaw was 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA and both wins came at Chase Field. Plus, Corbin’s 12 home wins (tied for second) and 2.64 home ERA (ninth) were among the league leaders before this start.

Everything lined up in Arizona’s favor on paper. But the Padres got the last laugh and won for the second time in eight games in Phoenix this season.

Attempted Comeback

After getting down 8-0, the Diamondbacks used a two-run fifth and a four-run sixth to suddenly make a game out of it. The Snakes had a chance to tack on more runs in the sixth, but stranded the bases loaded.

That kept what little momentum San Diego had left in their court. Charged with keeping the game within reach, left hander Andrew Chafin gave up a hit, walked a batter and hit a man to load the bases with one out.

After Chafin got a huge strikeout of pinch hitter Matt Sczcur, manager Torey Lovullo elected to bring in right hander J.J. Hoover to face Manuel Margot.

Ten of Hoover’s last 13 apperances had been scoreless, but he hasn’t proven effective in high leverage situations.

Even though David Hernandez has consistently gotten the job done in the seventh since coming back to Arizona, Lovullo decided to go to Hoover. After throwing two straight fastballs for called strikes, Hoover decided to throw a third consecutive fastball and Margot made him pay with a two-run single. That gave San Diego a 10-6 lead they would never surrender.

The highlight of the Diamondbacks’ comeback was J.D. “Just Dingers” Martinez’s 35th home run of the season. The opposite field shot was his 14th since being traded to Arizona before the deadline.

Manuel Margot had four RBI and Eric Aybar had three hits each for San Diego. Padres’ starter Jordan Lyles went five innings and gave up four runs.

The Diamondbacks win streak might be over, but a series win is still their for the taking. Arizona will try and start a new streak Saturday when Zack Godley (7-7, 3.21 ERA) takes the hill at 5:10 p.m. against Jhoulys Chacin (12-10, 3.96 ERA).

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