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Dbacks Bats Still Missing In 8-2 Loss To Milwaukee
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17 May 2018  
Daniel Descalso rounds third base after hitting a two run homer in the bottom of the first inning. The Dbacks lost to the Brewers 8-2. Photo by Ron Williams

Arizona goes 1-6 on recent homestand before hitting the road                                                                          

As good as April was for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the month of May has been the opposite. The Milwaukee Brewers sent the Diamondbacks packing with an 8-2 loss on Wednesday afternoon. Arizona will travel to New York to face the struggling Mets in a three game series, starting Friday.

Matt Koch started on the hill and was hit hard, giving up three home runs in the first two innings. Travis Shaw opened the scoring up hitting a rocket off high off the right field foul pole to put the Brewers 2-0. Domingo Santana hit the very next pitch into the left field seats, and it was 3-0.

Meanwhile, the Dbacks offense remains missing, as Arizona could only manage two runs, and four hits. Daniel Descalso hit a two run shot in the bottom of the first, making the score 3-2. Descalso said, "It is no secret that we are struggling, but we're going to figure it out. It is not like we are going to be like this for the rest of the season."

Christian Yelich hit a two run homer to make it 5-2 in the second. Yelich said, "As an offense, this is probably the best we've been going all year. Hopefully it keeps going on and we ride it out for as long as we can."

Milwaukee added another home run in the fourth. This time a shot to dead center by Tyler Saladino, and a 6-2 lead. The Brewers added two more in the fifth, chasing Koch.

Koch went 4 1/3 and gave up all eight runs on nine hits, before being replaced by T.J. McFarland. Koch who's record dropped to (2-2) said, "I just wasn't making the pitches that I needed to, and it cost me".

Dbacks manager Torrey Lovullo said after the game, "Obviously a frustrating home stand, but we have to put it behind us. Offensively, we just can"t get clicking. There is no mystery to it, and I am not going to sugarcoat it. These guys are working extremely hard trying to make things happen."

The Diamondbacks will try and turn their recent misfortunes around with a nine game road trip to New York, Milwaukee, and Oakland. The Dbacks are just (5-10) in May, and have been outscored 62-38. That works out to roughly 2.5 runs scored per game.

The first game in New York will feature Pitcher Zack Godley (4-2) against Mets pitcher Jacob Degrom (3-0), tomorrow at 4:10pm. PST. 

Ron Williams

Ron Williams is the advisor, broadcaster, and sportswriter for the BBN, Badger Broadcasting Network. The BBN is a community club for high school students enrolled in the Prescott Unified School District.

 

 

 

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