Braves pound Bolsinger, D-backs in second game of series: By The Numbers
At Turner Field Saturday, it metaphorically poured down hard on rookie right-hander Mike Bolsinger.
And, in a hurry.
Despite being staked to an early three-run lead, the 26-year-old never found a groove on the mound. In 3.2 innings of work, Bolsinger allowed seven runs, including five in the contest's game-changing fourth inning.
Every Atlanta Braves positional player reached base at least one as Freddie Gonzalez's squad took the second game of its three-game set with Arizona by a final of 10-4.
Here's a look back at the D-backs' six-run loss by the numbers:
The leadoff spot continues to suit Ender Inciarte rather nicely. Saturday, he smacked his first career home run off of Braves right-hander Aaron Harang in the fifth inning.
Since being moved up in the order back on June 22, Inciarte has 15 hits.
Freddie Freeman's RBI triple in the fourth marked his second three-bagger of the season. The former All-Star first baseman has collected at least two in each of his last three campaigns.
Former D-back Justin Upton collected three RBI against his old mates Saturday, including a two-run bomb off of Matt Stites in the sixth.
For Stites, the home run was the first allowed in his big league career.
5 and 9:
With the loss, Arizona dropped its fifth straight in Atlanta.
With the win, Atlanta extended its win streak to a season-high nine games.
Bolsinger's seven earned runs allowed were more than the right-hander allowed in each of his last three starts combined (6).
The D-backs batted around during their three-run first inning -- the eighth such time they've achieved the feat in 2014. Arizona also batted around during its current nine-game road trip two nights ago in Pittsburgh (seven runs in the ninth.
In Bolsinger's brief and rather ineffective outing, the rookie gave up a career-high 10 hits. His previous high was nine set during the D-backs' 5-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies back on April 29.
For the first time in 2014, the D-backs sit 17 games below .500. And heading into play Saturday night, Kirk Gibson's squad holds the worst record in Major League Baseball.
Arizona last allowed five or more runs in an inning back on June 14, 2014, when the Brewers crossed home plate five times in the seventh inning en route to a 7-5 victory.
Dave Dulberg, Web Content Editor - ArizonaSports.com
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