Despite a 5-0 lead D-backs unable to hold on

June 2, 2009 by  

teams_ariDespite jumping out to a 5-0 lead over the first place Los Angeles Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks were unable to hold on and fell to the division leaders 6-5. Arizona looked to have a good chance of closing the gap to the Dodger by 2 games in two nights when they jumped out to a 5-0 lead with their ace Dan Haren on the hill.

Haren did his part pitching seven innings of one run ball and allowing only two hits while striking out seven. Haren even produced at the plate going 3-for-3 and outhitting the Dodger for the time he was in the game.

The day after Tony Pena got lit up in the ninth inning manager AJ Hinch came right back to the reliever in the eight inning and paid the price. Pena lasted .2 innings and was charged with four earned runs and walked in a batter. Pena was relieved by rookie Daniel Schlereth who allowed a double and a single to blow the save.

Justin Upton did provide a spark of excitement of the D-backs in the second inning with a grand-slam homer and staking Arizona to a 5-0 lead.

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W: J. Weaver L: D. Schlereth S: J. Broxton

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