D-backs fail to deliver for Melvin

May 7, 2009 by  

azhb_default_articleThe Arizona Diamondbacks were only able to scrape together five hits in what turned out to be the last game Bob Melvin would be manager for the team. Dan Haren entered the game with a .167 batting average against him, the best in the majors. Haren had a human-like performance today as he allowed eight hits and three run in six innings.

The D-backs were able to get to Padres starter Chris Young for three runs of their own in his six innings on five hits. Young also showed control issues walking four batters. Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a 2-for-4 outing and reached base a third time on a walk.

The game was tied 3-3 heading into the tenth and after Cla Meredith retired the D-backs in order to start the inning, Arizona brought out Esmerling Vasquez for the tenth inning. Vasquez gave up a double to Kevin Kouzmanoff then had Chris Burke down 0-2, but Burke was able to battle back with a series of foul balls and eventually reach base on a walk. After Burke reached base David Eckstein came to the plate and lined a ball into right field to score the winning run.

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W: C. Meredith L: E. Vasquez S: None

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