Arizona Diamondbacks Pitching Fails to Close in a 8-6 Loss

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ third game of the four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on a Saturday night, Backs already leading the series 2-0 coming in.

Struggling ace pitcher Madison Bumgardner got the start and for the first time in a while, he wasn’t destroyed in the first inning for multiple runs.

Mad-bum has been a shell of his former self as a member of the San Fransisco Giants, today he lasted through 5 innings and gave up 6 hits on 95 pitches, and is now 6-14 on the season with a 4.83 ERA.

Arizona’s young guns are keeping this team pushing towards getting to .500 with a chance to sneak into a wildcard spot, which is not likely, but the speed of Alek Thomas, Dalton Varsho, Corbin Carroll, and Jake McCarthy have made this team a doubles machine.

Brewers threaten to score in the 5th inning and the stellar defense from the DBacks outfield continues to make spectacular plays, as the combination of Carroll and Perdomo joined to throw out a runner at the plate and kept the DBacks in control of the game.

Base stealing is up for the Dbacks as they had 2 more stolen bases today, and they opened the game up in the bottom of the 6 innings with 3 runs to lead 6-4 after 6 innings.

With the score still 6-4, a very important call at the plate on a slide and a bomb throw from the outfield by Carroll, the call was out at the plate and later reviewed the runner was safe and the score was 6-5 DBacks.

The Diamondbacks sitting with two outs to finish the game, Ian Kennedy comes in relief and gives up the solo home run to Rowdy Tellez to tie it at 6 a piece.

Josh Rojas made a spectacular play at second a diving stop of the ball to throw out the runner at first base to end the top of the ninth setting up a bottom-half finish.

Dbacks needed a hero in the bottom of the ninth to cement their third straight win in the series, and would not find one in regulation as no one was able to get on base to close out the game.

Extra innings is what it would take to finish this one, and in the top of the 10th Tyrone Taylor of the Brewers hit a 2-run home run to give Milwaukee the 8-6 lead and the win.

That would be enough to get it done in the end, the Dback’s relief pitching failed them down the stretch in a game that was four hours and 12 minutes long and had ample opportunity to threaten with a sweep.

The Snakes get one more opportunity to win the series on Sunday afternoon and keep in a tie for third in the division with the San Fransisco Giants.

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