A closer look: D-backs fall to Dodgers in ninth to split series

Sep 2, 2012, 10:49 PM | Updated: Sep 3, 2012, 12:29 am

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’ September 2 loss to the Dodgers. Final score: Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 4.

The Good:

D-backs starter Wade Miley was in line for his 15th win of the season, after allowing three runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings.

John McDonald and Miguel Montero both homered, scored a run and drove in two for Arizona. McDonald hit a solo shot to in the third, which tied the game at 1-1. Montero jacked a two-run bomb with two outs in the fourth inning to put the D-backs up by the score of 3-1.

The Bad:

Closer J.J. Putz (1-5) failed to shut the door after surrendering a two-run double to Dodgers newcomer Adrian Gonzalez. The Dodgers walked off to beat the Diamondbacks 5-4 to split their four-game series.

He Said It:

”I got ahead of [Gonzalez] right there and tried to elevate to get him to chase it, but I just didn’t get it up enough,” J.J. Putz said. “The walk is the one that hurts. I was rushing to the plate, trying to be quick and try to keep Ellis from trying to swipe the bag.”


Miley hasn’t surrendered more than two walks in a major league-best 24 consecutive starts.

Up Next:

The D-backs open a three-game set on the road against the Giants on Monday at 1:05 p.m. Southpaw Patrick Corbin (5-6, 3.93) will get the start for Arizona. He will be opposed by fellow left-hander Barry Zito (10-8, 4.42).

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