Here are pictures and photos of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ close loss in the final game of a three-game series against the Giants.
The game was another very good game with a very questionable ending.
The game was tied at 4-4 going into the top of the 8th inning, as the D-Backs jumped out to a 4-0 lead coming out where they’d left off the previous night with hot bats.
This game had everything, as there were runs taken off the scoreboard after a fan interfered with what looked like a home run by Cather Joey Bart for the Giants.
The game looked to be in control by the D-Backs leading 4-1, and then Darin Ruf nailed a pinch-hit homer to tie the game at four.
Then the Snakes’ relief pitching began to fail, as the Giants added three runs and led going into the bottom of the ninth 7-4.
Arizona made a good run after winning the game in a walk-off situation, but came up short after several rallies’s from key players Walker, Marte, Perdomo, and Thomas.
All made key plays to get the winning runs on base, then it came down to one out and the Giants changed pitchers.
Sam Long relieved Camilo Doval with only one out remaining to win the game, and on deck for the D_Backs was David Peralta.
After the time out to make the pitching change, Torrey Lavello made a change that was questionable to many after the game.
He had right-hand batter Jordan Luplow hit for Peralta in the most clutch situation.
David Peralta on deck looked like he was ready to bring the win home, as they had Doval on the ropes.
Then the switch to Luplow, who in my opinion did not look as confident.
He struck out looking on a curveball, and ended the D-Backs chances of a clean sweep.
The Giants finally get a win after six straight losses, as the final was 7-5 and the D-Backs fall eight games under .500 and fighting to not finish last in the NL West.