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 April 21, 2011:
Reds 7, Diamondbacks 4
The Diamondbacks offense wasn’t short on power Thursday. Both shortstop Stephen Drew and second baseman Kelly Johnson went yard for the Snakes. The D-backs now have the sixth most home runs in Major League Baseball this season at 21.
After winning the first two games of the series the D-backs had climbed back to .500 for the year. The loss Thursday means they drop to 8-9 and missed an opportunity to get their first series sweep since a three game sweep of the Colorado Rockies at the end of last September.
Starting pitcher Daniel Hudson gave up four runs in the first inning. He has now given up two or more runs in the opening frame of his last three starts.