Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a baseball game. So, we will give you a closer look, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the D-backs’ August 20 loss to the Marlins. Final score: Marlins 12, Diamondbacks 3.
There were a couple bright spots in this miserable Diamondbacks’ 12-3 loss to the Marlins Monday night. Left-fielder Jason Kubel recorded his 12th outfield assist, which ties the club record set by Eric Byrnes in 2007 and Gerardo Parra in 2011.
The blowout loss to the Marlins snapped the Diamondbacks’ four-game win streak. The D-backs have now lost four of their last five games at Chase Field and this 12-3 loss was their largest margin of defeat this season. The D-backs have not allowed 20 hits since September 24, 2005 against the Mets.
Starter Joe Saunders allowed a career-high nine earned runs and tied his career-high with 12 hits. Saunders pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing 12 hits, nine earned runs and two home runs while recording two strikeouts.
He said it:
Starter Joe Saunders when asked about his outing and his fourth inning struggles:
“You know it was some bad luck and like you said, it was an unraveling inning. Still making pitches, I felt like the only one bad pitch I made was to Stanton and he hit it about five miles. But, s**t happens and you gotta turn the page quick.”
The D-backs play a doubleheader Tuesday against the Marlins at Chase Field. Trevor Cahill (9-10, 3.75) is scheduled to face Ricky Nolasco (9-12, 4.94) in the nightcap of the twin billing.