The Arizona Diamondbacks fell to 3-9 against their National League West foe, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday at Chavez Ravine.
Though putting together a late rally against Kenley Jensen, reducing their deficit to just one run, Aaron Hill and Arizona ultimately came up short in their effort to get rookie Chase Anderson off the hook.
Anderson struggled to be effective in his five frames pitched, lacking control and making an exit after throwing 100 pitches. His ability to control the damage, however, kept the Diamondbacks in the game.
And, ultimately, it was Evan Marshall’s surrendered run in the eighth inning that was the difference maker for the Dodgers, who managed just a two-run home run while Anderson was on the mound, though getting eight men on base.
The Diamondbacks plated just three of their 15 baserunners on the night.
Here’s a look at the loss by the numbers:
Going 2-for-4 against him on Friday, Gerardo Parra now has a .391 lifetime batting average against Clayton Kershaw. Among batters with at least 20 such at-bats, only Albert Pujols (.450) and Dexter Fowler (.421) have higher career batting averages against the two-time Cy Young winner.
After beginning his career 5-0, Chase Anderson took his first big league loss Friday, though giving up just two earned runs in 5.0 innings.
Tuffy Gosewich’s three hits on Friday were a career high for the catcher, who has just three other multi-hit games in the last two seasons at the big league level. Aaron Hill and Parra also recorded three-hit nights Friday.
The Diamondbacks recorded three more hits than their opponents, with 13 on the night. But the Dodgers’ six walks gave them the advantage in baserunners, 16-15.
Dodgers third baseman Chone Figgins saw 24 pitches in just one recorded at-bat Friday, earning two walks in the process. He had four plate appearances in total.
Anderson struggled with control on Friday, throwing 100 pitches over 5.0 innings while walking four and giving up four hits. He exercised solid damage control, but his issues with throwing strikes caused him an early exit.
For a game that saw no bottom half of the ninth, things sure went long at Dodger Stadium. In total, the affair lasted 212 minutes, or 3:32.