D-backs unable to rally

May 29, 2009 by  

teams_ariArizona Diamondbacks starter Jon Garland had by far his worst outing of the year tonight as he allowed nine runs on nine hits in just 2.2 innings.  Garland was roughed up for four runs in the second inning and five in the third. After falling behind the Atlanta Braves 10-1 the D-backs tried to fight back but the hole was to big.

Arizona was able to score three runs in the fourth inning with a home run by Chad Tracy. Gerardo Parra also had a good game going 3-for-5 with two runs batted in. Para is now 11-15 with RISP after he knocked in Miguel Montero from second on a single in the 7th making it 10-6. Despite playing in only 13 games for the D-backs this year, only Mark Reynolds has more hits this season with runners in scoring position than Para.

Daniel Schlereth, who was the first pick by the D-backs in last year’s draft, made his major league debut tonight and set down the side in order in the 6th inning.

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W: J. Jurrjens L: J. Garland S: None

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