Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: P. Corbin (13-3)
L: T. Cingrani (6-3)
–None. Chris Heisey hit a pinch-hit homer, and that’s a good thing, I guess…but that’s it.
–Okay, I lied. Afredo Simon was effective in 2.1 innings after Tony Cingrani left with the injury.
–So, as you read above, Tony Cingrani was injured. He left the game after 3.2 innings with a lower back strain. Cingrani had been pretty effective to that point, giving up one run on two hits. We’ll wait to hear more about the injury, but I’m cautiously optimistic. At least it wasn’t the shoulder or elbow.
–Sam LeCure gave up three runs on three hits in an inning and a third. He actually pitched a pretty effective seventh inning, then gave up three straight singles with one away in the eighth. That loaded the bases for Paul Goldschmidt, with the score still 1-0, Arizona.
JJ Hoover was brought in to face Goldschmidt. Can you imagine a scarier situation? Well, Goldschmidt deposited a ball into the left field bleachers for a grand slam and the game was over, essentially.
–Brandon Phillips made an error.
–The offense was pretty bad, but then, Arizona’s Patrick Corbin was straight dealing tonight. That kid’s not bad.
–That was ugly. Let’s never speak of this game again.
–That homer allowed by Hoover snapped his 23-game scoreless streak, in quite dramatic fashion.