A closer look: D-backs cough up big lead in loss
The Diamondbacks jumped out on top of the Reds early behind home runs from Aaron Hill and Henry Blanco. In total, Arizona collected 14 hits on the day.
Where do we start?
Giving up a six-run lead is never a good thing and responsibility for such an occurrence falls on many different people.
Reliever Bryan Shaw will shoulder much of the blame -- and rightfully so -- as he allowed four runs (two earned) in just one-third of an inning. An error by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt did not help things, either.
He Said It:
"It's definitely up there as one of the worst," team president Derrick Hall told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf about the loss.
The Diamondbacks leave Cincinnati with a four-game split, and finish their road trip with a 2-5 mark.
Coming Up Next:
The Diamondbacks return home to begin a series with the Houston Astros Friday. Trevor Cahill (7-8, 3.71 ERA) will be opposed by Bud Norris (5-7, 4.70 ERA).
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President & CEO - Thursday May 23Hall talks to Doug & Wolf about injured players and the upcoming series
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB Insider - Thursday May 23Timmy gives us insider insight into this week's top MLB headlines.
- Kevin Towers, D-backs' General Manager - Wednesday May 22Are the D-backs ready for the upcoming MLB June draft? What's the latest on Adam Eaton?
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs' Manager - Tuesday May 21Gibby on Pat Corbin, Adam Eaton's return, & Paul Goldschmidt's success.
- Eric Chavez - Friday May 17D-Backs 3rd baseman Eric Chavez joined Burns & Gambo to discuss his recent hot streak.