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Arizona Diamondbacks open last home series with loss to Giants

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PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Zack Godley
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Zack Godley
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Maybe the Arizona Diamondbacks have too much champagne in their eyes to pull off a win against the San Francisco Giants

The Arizona Diamondbacks could not take the momentum from their Wild Card-clinching win into their last home series against the San Francisco Giants. They lost 9-2 in an error-riddled game behind a rough outing for Zack Godley.

Godley pitched 4.1 innings and gave up six of the nine runs that the Giants scored in the game. However, only five were earned as the Diamondbacks picked up several errors.

Errors were given to Godley, Kristopher Negron, Rey Fuentes and Jake Barrett.

But, Godley also gave up to home runs including a three-run shot to Nick Hundley and a solo shot to Hunter Pence. His ERA is now up to 3.40 on the season.

The Diamondbacks will need a better performance from him if they survive the Wild Card game.

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The Diamondbacks couldn’t get much going offensively as Brandon Drury is responsible for both RBI’s.

In both the bottom of the first and the bottom of third, Drury came to the plate after Gregor Blanco had been walked and Kristopher Negron struck out. Drury doubled to score Blanco in the first. He singled to score Blanco and moved to second on the throw in the third.

However, after clinching on Sunday, the Diamondbacks gave most of their key starters the day off.

A.J. Pollock, David Peralta, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb and J.D. Martinez all got the day off.

Another concern for the Diamondbacks was Jake Barrett…again.

Barrett pitched one inning. He gave up two hits and a walk but three runs (only one earned).

Aside from his pitching, where he has struggled despite a hot start to the season, Barrett also had an error in his one inning.

The bright side defensively was Jeremy Hazelbaker’s incredible catch that turned into a double play.

There are still two games left in the final homestand that will allow the Diamondbacks to salvage the series.

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