The Diamondbacks made it interesting in the last inning, but the insurance runs the Padres scored proved to be too much, as they defeated Arizona 7-6 on Friday night at Petco Park.
Arizona had lost the previous three games due to blown saves by the bullpen, but the blame for this lose goes on the bullpen not being able to keep the road team in the ballgame.
Wade Miley pitched below average in this game and had control issues for his second straight start. He made one costly mistake to Yonder Alonso, who hit a homer in the fifth inning. Miley lasted just five innings, walking three batters, while giving up nine hits, four runs and striking out four batters.
The offense for the Diamondbacks struck first in the second inning on a home run from Miguel Montero. In fourth inning, Eric Chavez doubled in one run and Cliff Pennington had a groundout that brought in one more run. They were able to score three runs in the ninth inning from a homer by Gerardo Parra off Padres closer Huston Street.
Padres starter Jason Marquis did a good job of limiting what Arizona was able to do on offense. He went six innings and gave up only four hits, five walks, three runs and struck out five.
San Diego had no issues scoring runs. They got the offense going in the second when Chris Denorfia singled in one run and later in the inning, Everth Cabrera tripled in another. The fifth inning saw Alonso crush a pitch into the bleachers to score a pair. Kyle Blanks singled in one more run in seventh inning.
They would tack on some insurance runs in the eighth inning on a sacrifice bunt from Cabrera and a double by Chase Headley.
Arizona has their young lefty Patrick Corbin on the mound tomorrow. He will try to end the Diamondbacks four-game skid.