In seven games started Despaigne has posted 38 innings. he has given up 25 runs in those games and sits on a harsh 4.89 ERA. Harsh compared to the rest of his rotation-mates. Unfortunately, nothing seemed to go right for him tonight.
He was only able to last 5 innings after giving up 4 earned runs. Three of those came off an ugly first inning where he allowed a two-out triple from David Peralta. It was followed up by an RBI-single, and before Odrisamer could end the inning Miguel Montero stole a solo home run from him.
Things never really went the Padres' way after that. After Arizona tacked on another run, making things 4-0, the score remained unchanged. Abraham Almonte struck out twice, Despaigne had a glimmering chance at a hit to center but it was snatched out from under him, and Cameron Maybin came in to pinch hit but struck out as well.
John Collmenter was able to single-handedly surpress the Padres until the 9th inning when a lil' rally got started. The 9th-inning ninja Alexi Amarista and Yangervis Solarte both snuck a single. After being advanced by Almonte, Miguel Montero returned the run he scored earlier by failing to glove a pitch. The result was The Ninja ninja'ing in our only run of the night - preventing a shutout.
Good news is we got to see Frank Garces make an appearance again, throwing two innings of ball giving up one walk and striking out a snake. In his three innings pitched he's now sporting a 0.33 WHIP.
Due to a catastrophic failure of our offense for almost the entire game, our win probability was absolutely turrible. After that Montero home run, which garnered almost an 80% WE boost and kept the Diamondbacks on top for the entire night.
Everybody had a busy Friday night, but half a dozen of the faithful populated the gamethread.
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