ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

D-backs vs. Reds declared official game after rain delay in 7th inning

Jun 6, 2022, 6:16 PM | Updated: 8:38 pm

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ matchup in Cincinnati on Monday was declared an official game after heavy rain caused a delay in the seventh inning.

Umpires called it in the bottom half of the frame with the D-backs trailing, 7-0, which was the final score of the contest.

The Diamondbacks were only able to muster one hit off Reds starter Hunter Greene, which came on a Daulton Varsho bunt single to lead off the ballgame.

Unfortunately for Arizona, Greene retired the next 20 D-backs in a row while striking out eight en route to facing the minimum 21 batters through seven scoreless innings.

Storms that began rolling through the area in the early afternoon prompted severe thunderstorm warnings from the National Weather Service and were scattered throughout the rest of the afternoon until the evening. That caused the field to be covered by a tarp and batting practice to be cut off but the game’s first pitch was only delayed by 10 minutes.

Forecasts projected a few more scattered storms in the evening with some more rain at night but the severe thunderstorm warnings were lifted roughly two hours before the scheduled first pitch. The latest scattered storm around 9 p.m. local time brought on the delay.

Arizona is in the second series of a 10-game road trip. The D-backs lost two out of three versus the Pittsburgh Pirates and will face the Reds for four games before ending the trip with three games taking on the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene (21) throws during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte (4) attempts to tag Cincinnati Reds' Nick Senzel (15) who steals second base during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake McCarthy (30) reacts after being struck out by Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene (not shown) during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Fans attend a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Red,s Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte leaves the field as play is suspended due to rain during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks leaves the field after being injured making a catch in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 06, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Cincinnati Reds' Alejo Lopez prepares to take an at-bat as rain falls during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Jake McCarthy (30) runs off the field as play is suspended due to rain during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Cincinnati Reds' Albert Almora Jr. (3) advances to third base on a single hit by Alejo Lopez during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Members of the grounds crew roll the tarp onto the field during a rain delay in the seventh inning of the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 06, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) The Cincinnati Reds grounds crew rolls out a tarp as play is suspended due to rain during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Cincinnati Reds' Tyler Stephenson (37) scores on an Albert Almora Jr. single during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Alek Thomas (5) attempts to field a ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Tyler Stephenson during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte, right, attempts to tag out Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Drury, left, on a pickoff-attempt during the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte, left, stands at second base during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene throws during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene (21) reacts after striking out Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake McCarthy to end the top of the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner reacts after Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Drury grounds out during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) rounds third base and scores on a double hit by Tyler Stephenson during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Cincinnati Reds third base coach J.R. House stands at third base as rain falls during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 6, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

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