Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Milwaukee Brewers 1: Make some noise
According to Bally Sports, the last time the Arizona Diamondbacks won by a two-to-one score was in 2019. Obviously the tides are changing for the Major League ball club, and they get the job done in every way. this dwelling. After being destroyed by the Philadelphia Phillies eighteen to two in the previous series finale, they held the Milwaukee Brewers to just one run and twenty-three strikeouts in the first two games of this series. Due to their solid play lately, they’re down to 5 of .500 games with about a month to play.
Tonight was another sharp pitching duel resulting in a game time of two hours and fifty-one minutes. Zach Davies took the mound for Arizona with the task of playing the spoiler against the Milwaukee Brewers who are battling for a playoff spot. Davies has been respectfully reliable since returning from the injured list on Aug. 1 despite failing to complete the sixth inning.
Davies had to cut through traffic in the second and fourth innings, but the scoring didn’t start until the fifth. With his pitch count over ninety, Torey Lovullo lifted it for Kyle Nelson after giving up a single to Willy Adames, the sixth hit he had allowed on the night. His last line was six hits, a walk, five strikeouts and an earned run. This run scored only because Kyle Nelson struggled in his appearance and walked three batters in a row, which allowed Adames to go home.
It doesn’t matter, because Arizona finally pierced Eric Lauer in the bottom half of that inning and scored two runs to take the lead. The Diamondbacks had nothing against him before that point, with the only hit being a single by Emmanuel Rivera in the second. Christian Walker and Emmanuel Rivera kicked off the comeback with back-to-back doubles to start the bottom of the fifth. Rivera’s brace tied the game and Jake McCarthy brought it home to give Arizona a two-to-one lead. Stone Garrett held the barrage and singled to left field, but Lauer quickly escaped further damage with a double play and popout to newcomer Wilmer Difo to end the inning. This oddly put victory in the hands of Kyle Nelson, unworthy as he is.
The following innings went smoothly with little offensive action for either team. Reyes Moranta, Kevin Ginkel, Joe Mantiply and Ian Kennedy all pitched scoreless innings to secure a guaranteed at least one split series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee now sits seven and a half games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in National League Central, and they sit further outside of the Wild Cards pursuit. Arizona is nine and a half years behind, and despite their spectacular play lately, it would take something miraculous for them to make up that ground. However, whether they can pull it off or not, and I don’t believe they can, it’s been amazing to watch them on this homestand. They nearly swept the Philadelphia Phillies, who currently hold a Wild Card spot, but lost the series finale by sixteen points. Instead of letting those shots spiral them, they put their nose to the grindstone and won the first two against the Brewers. The tides are indeed turning and the youth movement is there. If only we could find a boat in Madison Bumgarner…
A handful of red Sedona comments from Jim regarding Kyle Nelson’s “win”. It’s impossible to argue with this logic, so you can join the petition in the comments below. See you next weekend everyone!