Offense vanishes again as Diamondbacks are blanked by Athletics

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Offense vanishes again as Diamondbacks are blanked by Athletics
Offense vanishes again as Diamondbacks are blanked by Athletics

OAKLAND – When they left Milwaukee earlier on this road trip, the Diamondbacks sounded tired of tipping their cap to the opposing pitcher. But after getting blanked 3-0 by the Oakland Athletics and Daniel Mengden on Saturday afternoon, they seemed mostly willing to do just that. Mengden, a 25-year-old right-hander with a four-pitch mix and a hipster mustache, tossed a two-hit shutout. He struck out five, walked none and faced just three over the minimum. The Diamondbacks' offensive success on Friday night didn't have the carryover effect they wanted, but it did seem to allow them to frame their lack of productivity on Saturday in a more positive light. Knowing that less than 24 hours earlier

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