D-Backs Lose Lead and Game to Giants

June 10, 2009 by  

feat_dbacks_0008In their first game back from their road trip, the Arizona Diamondbacks are defeated by the San Francisco Giants by a score of 9 to 4. Starting pitcher Billy Buckner would give up eight earned runs as the team would give up an early lead to the Giants by allowing six runs in the fifth and sixth innings of play. Tuesday’s game would be the first game in a three game series and the first of a six game home stand for the Diamondbacks.

The Giants would combine for a total of three doubles and a pair of home runs to help increase the lead for the Giants. On the offensive side of things, the D-backs would deliver with one double by Josh Whitesell, a homer by Mark Reynolds and a two-run shot by Stephen Drew. Drew’s Homer would give the team the lead but, was not enough for the team to be able to hold on to the lead.

Buckner would strike out five and allow two home runs in his 5 and two-thirds innings pitched before the relief would come in and do a respectable job. The Arizona relief would allow no earned runs for the remainder of the game and would only give up one run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Offensive efforts were lost once again as the teams prepare to face off Wednesday evening with Barry Zito facing off against Doug Davis. The D-Backs have lost two in a row as the streaking Colorado Rockies surpass Arizona in the standings. The Rockies have won six in a row as the standings in the National League West tighten and the Dodgers continue to run solid with the lead.

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