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Inside the Box: Saunders blanks Nats

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 June 4, 2011: Diamondbacks 2, Nationals 0

The Good:

It was all Joe Saunders on Saturday at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks starter may have struggled recently, but he threw a beauty. The Nationals only scraped two hits off of Saunders through seven innings. Saunders walked just two and struck out five.

The Bad:

The D-backs did not bring their bats, despite winning. Five of the D-backs who started the game did not get a hit. Ryan Roberts, Gerardo Parra and Joe Saunders did not make the trip to first the entire game. To his credit, Nationals starter Livan Hernandez threw a decent game as well.

The Funky:

The D-backs have thrown 18 consecutive scoreless innings over the last two games against the Nationals.