Davis pitches gem as offense scores for the first time in 20 innings

April 18, 2009 by  

teams_ariAfter 20 scoreless innings by the Arizona Diamondbacks offense, the bats finally came alive today in the 9th inning of a 2-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. Arizona starting pitcher Doug Davis and Giants starter Tim Lincecum both pitched gems and left the game after eight inningsĀ  in a 0-0 tie.

Lincecum baffled the Diamondbacks offense all afternoon allowing only five hits and striking out 13 while not allowing any walks. Davis lowered his season ERA to 2.57 and picked up his first win in allowing eight hits and six strikeouts while only allowing one walk on the day. Closer Chad Qualls had his best outing of the year in recording his second save by striking out the side in the ninth inning.

Drew sat out the game nursing an injury and is expected to miss tomorrows game too. Augie Ojeda filled in for Drew at short and went 2-for-4 in the leadoff spot in the lineup. Justin Upton was the only other D-back with multiple hits as he also went 2-for-4.

The game was tied 0-0 in the ninth inning when Jeremy Affeldt came in for Lincecum. Heading into the ninth inning the Diamondbacks had been unable to score in 20 consecutive innings. Affeldt only recoded one out and allowed Chad Tracey and Mark Reynolds to reach base on a walk and hit. Brian Wilson then came in of relief of Affeldt and gave up a double to Chris Young who recorded his second and third RBI’s of the season in the 2-0 ninth inning win.

The Diamondbacks will look for their first back-to-back wins tomorrow as they face their former teammate Randy Johnson in Sunday’s game.

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W: D. Davis L: J. Affeldt S: C. Qualls

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