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Diamondbacks Lose the Lead Late in Colorado

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After another stellar start from Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly (9-5), the Diamondbacks bullpen allows four runs in the eighth.

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Kelly struck out 11 batters in his six inning start tonight. Allowing five hits and two earned runs. Kelly has not allowed more than three runs in his last five starts and has only gotten the victory in one of those.

Christian Walker also had himself a night going 2/4 with a double and a homerun bringing in three RBI’s.

All that was great, well in the first six innings at least. The Diamondbacks turned this game into a bullpen game in the eighth needing three pitchers to get three outs.

Joe Mantiply came in to pitch in the eighth to start things off allowing three hits and three earned runs while just facing three batters. Scott McGough did his best to stop the bleeding but ended up being pulled. He only got one batter out and allowed one run. Eventually, Kyle Nelson came in to end the very long inning. He would give up one hit, no runs and get the last two outs.

Gabriel Morena (1-3) was the other Diamondback to produce a run with a double to center in the second inning, scoring Alek Thomas (1-3).

The bullpen continues to face troubles and the Diamondbacks move to 2-8 over their last 10 games.


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Devan Blankenship is a sports and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @DevanB2456 for premium Arizona Diamondbacks content.

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