For just the second time this season, the Diamondbacks have lost three in a row, as they were defeated by the Phillies with a final score of 5-4 to wrap up the four game series.
Rookie Ryne Nelson was pushed out of the game early by a red-hot Phillies offense. Nelson threw just four innings, allowing five earned runs on ten hits.
After the Phillies jumped out to a 3-0 lead, the Diamondbacks responded with a four-run bottom of the third. It was a Ketel Marte three-run homer that put the snakes on top.
However, this would be it for the D-backs offense on the afternoon, as they recorded just three hits in the final seven innings. Two of these hits did not make it out of the infield.
On the other hand, two additional runs from the Phillies in the fourth inning would be all that they needed. While they left 12 runners on base, it would ultimately not matter.
Diamondbacks’ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. looked completely lost at the plate as he recorded his first four-strikeout game of his career. Following his injury that kept him off the diamond for a couple of days, Gurriel Jr. is 1-21 at the plate.
Hitting behind Gurriel Jr. was Josh Rojas, who struck out three times. In total, the Diamondbacks racked up 13 strikeouts spread across eight different batters.
Just an uncharacteristic afternoon from one of the best offenses in baseball.
Next up for the Diamondbacks is a three-game series starting on Friday against the Cleveland Guardians. Zac Gallen will take the mound at 6:40 tomorrow with hopes of leading the D-backs back into the win column.