After a whopping thirteen wins in a row, the Diamondbacks have lost a game. Just a week after starting the Dodger on their now eight-game losing streak, the Padres snapped Arizona’s incredible 13-game run. Jordan Lyles recorded his first win as a Friar despite allowing four runs over five innings because the offense dropped eleven runs on Patrick Corbin in just over four frames. And the Friars didn’t even take advantage of the home run friendly Chase Field, scoring every single one of their runs with some small ball.
While the San Diego offense went an impressive 14-for-37 tonight they didn’t really get started until the fourth inning. After the first two Friars failed to reach base, the next seven came to the plate to hang a brutal six runs on Corbin. Jabari Blash, Erick Aybar, Jordan Lyles, and Jose Pirela all singled in the inning, while Austin Hedges and Carlos Asuaje walked. Manuel Margot had the most impressive showing of the inning with his sixth triple of the season.
The Pads added two more in the fifth, as Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte led off with back-to-back doubles. A single by Blash and a ground out from Aybar brought Solarte home to make the lead 8-0. The D-Backs finally answered in the bottom half of the inning when pinch hitter Rey Fuentes launched a two-out two-run homer.
Things got a little dicey for the Friars as Ketel Marte and Jake Lamb led off the sixth with a pair of doubles. After Andy Green yanked Lyles, Jose Valdez gave up a bomb to J.D. Martinez to narrow the gap to three runs. After doubles from Daniel Descalso and Brandon Drury, the Friars led by just two. Jose Torres didn’t help matters when he gave up a single to Adam Rosales, but Craig Stammen finally stopped the bleeding after that.
The Friars took advantage of a couple free passes to add some insurance in the seventh. Blash drew a one-out walk, and Aybar backed that up with a single. Hedges took one for the team to load the bases, and Margot knocked in two-out single to give the bullpen some breathing room. Buddy Baumann, Carter Capps, and Kyle McGrath put together three scoreless innings to end Arizona’s impressive run.
Jhoulys Chacin will try to hand the Diamondbacks a losing streak as the series continues tomorrow evening. First pitch will be at 5:10 PM.