After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the
box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s
time to go Inside the Box for May 13, 2011: Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 3
The Arizona Diamondbacks ninth inning rally fell short as they lost 4-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It was the fifth straight game that the D-backs lost by one run. It’s a testament to the team that they are battling and in every game, but they still can’t quite find a way to get over the hump.
Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw was dominant only allowing three hits and no runs in his seven innings of work. He struck out 11 D-back hitters along the way.
Arizona didn’t sniff any production until the Dodgers mercilessly took Kershaw out of the game.
Chris Young had a nice game for Arizona getting three hits. He’s been struggling this season and if the D-backs are to gain any ground in the division, they’ll need Young to get it going.
Arizona starter Joe Saunders pitched well going six and 2/3 innings giving up three earned runs.
However, he tired down the stretch and wasn’t helped by the D-backs defense who committed an error to allow a run to score.
Arizona at 15-22 and in a five-game losing streak will look to turn things around against the Dodgers tomorrow.