D-backs blow another lead as they are swept in San Diego

April 18, 2010 by  

The Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitching has a spectacular 1.55 ERA over the last four games yet the D-backs are 0-4 over their last four and have lost 5 of their last 6 games. Ian Kennedy was the latest to throw a gem as the new D-backs starter showed the San Diego Padres the potential that made him a first round pick in 2007. Kennedy allowed two hits and three walks while striking out seven in five innings. The only complaint of Kennedy could have been he eclipsed 100 pitches in just five innings which lead to manager A.J. Hinch removing the starter after five.

Leo Rosales would relieve Kennedy in the sixth inning and despite not allowing a run to score he struggled. RosalesĀ  allowed a single and a walk to the first two batters he faced and was saved by a Mark Reynolds catch of a fly ball in foul territory followed by a double play. In the seventh inning struggling relievers Aaron Heilman and Juan Gutierrez would combine to allow five runs on four hits and a walk including a homer by Scott Hairston.

Mark Reynold had staked the D-backs to a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh with an RBI single and his fourth homer of the season. Stephen Drew would drive in one more run in the ninth inning, but they D-backs came up short losing 5-3.

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W: E. Mujica L: A. Heilman S: H. Bell


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