There's no doubt, Nuno certainly deserved a better fate. Through the first seven innings, he was efficient, quick and effective, giving up only one hit. However, he tired in the eighth, loading the bases with out before being lifted for Oliver Perez. The reliever got the second out, but then grooved an 0-2 pitch, which was returned back up the middle for a two-run single, tying the game. Both runs were charged to Nuno, but we can't complain about a 7.1 inning outing, with just two hits allowed, along with two walks and four strikeouts. Better luck in #10, Vidal.
As yesterday, the Diamondbacks offense got on the board in the first, Cliff Pennington singling home Ender Inciarte. In the bottom of the second, Jake Lamb got his first career home-run, a solo shot to put Arizona 2-0 up. However, that was it until the game was tied in the bottom of the eighth. With two on, the Padres' pitcher also grooved an 0-2 offering, and Didi Gregorius cranked it over the fence in left for a three-run homer, his sixth. Lamb and Inciarte had a pair of hits, and Addison Reed closed things out in the ninth for his 30th save.
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