D-backs down Dodgers on strength of bullpen

March 14, 2010 by  

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Kevin Mulvey only allowed one hit in three innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it was the three walks that hurt the starter. The one hit he allowed was a three-run homer by Blake DeWitt. The D-backs bullpen would put the clamps on using six pitchers in the next six innings. The reliever for Arizona would allow only four hits and one walk in a scoreless six innings of work.

Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley went three scoreless innings striking out four D-backs. The D-backs would get to the Dodgers bullpen scoring seven runs in the next four innings after Billingsley departed. Tony Abreu continued to make a strong case to make the team in a reserve infielder role going 2-for-3 with 2 batted in and raising his spring average to .478.

. The right-hander allowed just one hit — a homer by DeWitt, but it was a three-run shot thanks to a pair of walks preceding it. Mulvey, who is battling for a spot in the rotation, walked three and fanned four in his three innings. Closer Chad Qualls continues to look fully recovered from last year’s gruesome knee injury as he tossed a scoreless inning for the third straight appearance.

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