The Arizona Diamondbacks have now lost their fifth straight series with a loss against the A’s on Sunday. Starting pitching has been there, but offensively the bats haven’t been consistently hot for the D-backs who started out the season with nine consecutive series wins.
May 26: Diamondbacks win 7-1
May 27: Diamondbacks lose 3-0
May 28: Diamondbacks lose 2-1
The weekend at the Coliseum saw some good pitching from the Diamondbacks.
On Friday, Patrick Corbin was looking sharp, going seven innings and allowing one run on four hits with seven strikeouts. Yoshi Hirano came on in the eighth and held the A’s scoreless, then Andrew Chafin closed it out in the ninth with two strikeouts.
Clay Buchholz got his second start with the D-backs on Saturday. Buchholz went six innings allowing only one run on two hits. The quiet bats couldn’t back up Buchholz’s strong start however, and Jorge De La Rosa and Fernando Salas each gave up a run allowing the A’s to edge the D-backs.
On Sunday, Zack Greinke went six innings allowing two runs on six hits. Greinke had three walk and five strikeouts.
Zack Greinke of the state of the #Dbacks: "We're struggling. I don't know how to get out of it. We're going to. Hopefully sooner rather than later. We'll definitely get out of it." pic.twitter.com/jpEcAS0vqD
— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) May 27, 2018
Andrew Chafin went 2/3 of an inning with a walk and a strikeout, Archie Bradley close out that inning with a strikeout and Yoshi Hirano closed the game with two strikeouts, but again, the bats couldn’t get going late.
On Friday in Oakland, the Diamondbacks bats came alive in the 7-1 win that snapped a seven-game losing streak.
Nick Ahmed went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. John Ryan Murphy, Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb all had doubles, while Ketel Marte and Goldschmidt also tripled on the night. Lamb went 2 for 3.
— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) May 26, 2018
The Diamondbacks return home to take on the Cincinnati Reds, Monday to Wednesday. Probable starters for the D-backs are Matt Koch on Monday, Zack Godley on Tuesday and Patrick Corbin on Wednesday.