Diamondbacks destroy Bucs again 9-3

D-Backs keep biting the Pirates and putting them down for the count. The first inning started off well with Adam Frazier reaching on an error and Melky Cabrera singling with Josh Bell slicing a low liner into the hole created by the shift, Bryan Reynolds followed with a single scoring Cabrera and then Nick Kingham was allowed to pitch. The Diamondsback poured in nine runs after Kingham's first until the top of the 9th when Melky doubled in Starling Marte for the game's final run to put the score at 9-3 when Francisco Cervelli struck out to end the game.

RetireNutting's take:

On a night when Francisco Cervelli got a piece of Kerwin Danley we all wish we could have got a piece of BucsDugout's new moderator and site manager. Rough game tonight. The Bucs bats were stifled by Robbie Ray and a pastiche of Arizona relievers. Josh Bell looked like the guy Josh Bell has become. This is a Field of Dreams thing. We are trying to build it and hope you will come, BucsDugouts folks. Let’s shower this one off and win tomorrow, BucsFans

Pirates

HITTERS AB  R   H   RBI HR  BB  SO  LOB AVG OBP SLG OPS FPTS
A. Frazier 2B   5   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   .259    .318    .367    .685    3.0
S. Marte CF 5   1   3   0   0   0   1   3   .252    .286    .417    .703    5.5
M. Cabrera RF   5   1   2   1   0   0   1   6   .327    .367    .469    .836    4.5
J. Bell 1B  4   0   2   1   0   1   2   3   .324    .395    .655    1.050   3.0
B. Reynolds LF  5   0   2   1   0   0   2   7   .305    .339    .458    .796    2.0
F. Cervelli C   5   0   0   0   0   0   3   5   .184    .276    .243    .519    -1.5
K. Newman 3B-SS 4   0   1   0   0   0   1   2   .333    .368    .444    .813    0.5
C. Tucker SS    3   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   .177    .227    .274    .501    -1.0
C. Holmes P 0   0   0   0   -   0   0   0   .000    .000    .000    .000    -
a- C. Moran PH  1   0   0   0   0   0   1   1   .238    .323    .393    .716    -0.5
M. DuRapau P    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   .000    .000    .000    .000    0.0
N. Kingham P    1   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   .000    .250    .000    .250    0.5
M. Feliz P  0   0   0   0   -   0   0   0   .000    .000    .000    .000    -
J. Elmore 3B    2   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   .500    .500    .500    1.000   1.0
Total   40  3   13  3   0   2   14  28  -   -   -   -   -
a-struck out for Holmes in the 8th

Diamondbacks

HITTERS AB  R   H   RBI HR  BB  SO  LOB AVG OBP SLG OPS FPTS
J. Dyson CF-RF  5   2   2   0   0   0   1   3   .281    .381    .416    .797    7.5
E. Escobar 3B   5   2   3   3   1   0   0   1   .288    .362    .532    .894    13.0
D. Peralta LF   4   1   2   2   0   1   1   1   .326    .368    .547    .914    6.5
A. Jones RF 4   0   1   0   0   0   0   2   .271    .335    .497    .832    1.0
J. Sherfy P 0   0   0   0   -   0   0   0   .000    .000    .000    .000    -
b- J. Murphy PH 1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   .157    .232    .353    .585    0.0
A. Bradley P    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   .000    .000    .000    .000    0.0
K. Marte 2B-CF  5   0   1   1   0   0   2   3   .261    .322    .503    .825    2.0
C. Walker 1B    4   2   2   1   1   0   2   2   .292    .366    .576    .943    8.0
N. Ahmed SS 3   1   0   0   0   1   0   3   .250    .299    .408    .707    2.0
A. Avila C  2   1   2   1   0   2   0   0   .350    .552    .750    1.302   7.0
R. Ray P    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   .000    .000    .000    .000    0.0
a- B. Swihart PH    1   0   0   0   0   0   1   2   .200    .279    .382    .661    -0.5
M. Andriese P   0   0   0   0   -   0   0   0   .000    .000    .000    .000    -
W. Flores 2B    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   .280    .323    .390    .713    0.0
Total   35  9   13  8   2   4   7   19  -   -   -   -   -
a-struck out for Ray in the 5th
b-grounded out for Sherfy in the 8th
BATTING
2B - M. Cabrera (7)
3B - S. Marte (2)
RBI - M. Cabrera (11), J. Bell (35), B. Reynolds (5)
Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Cabrera (10), B. Reynolds 3 (7), F. Cervelli (17), K. Newman (5), J. Elmore
BATTING
2B - D. Peralta (16), K. Marte (8), C. Walker (15), A. Avila (2)
3B - E. Escobar (2)
HR - E. Escobar (8), C. Walker (8)
SH - R. Ray 2 (2)
RBI - E. Escobar 3 (24), D. Peralta 2 (28), K. Marte (29), C. Walker (17), A. Avila (6)
Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Dyson 2 (6), K. Marte 2 (17), N. Ahmed 2 (20)
BASERUNNING
SB - J. Dyson 2 (9)
FIELDING
DP - (Escobar-Marte-Walker)
E - C. Walker (3)
PITCHERS    IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  ERA WHIP    FPTS
N. Kingham (L, 1-1) 4.0 10  7   7   1   2   1   7.84    1.74    -10.0
M. Feliz    1.0 1   1   1   1   2   0   7.11    1.74    1.0
C. Holmes   2.0 1   1   1   2   1   1   6.75    2.00    2.5
M. DuRapau  1.0 1   0   0   0   2   0   2.08    0.92    3.0
Total   8.0 13  9   9   4   7   2   -   -   -
PITCHERS    IP  H   R   ER  BB  SO  HR  ERA WHIP    FPTS
R. Ray (W, 3-1) 5.0 6   2   1   2   6   0   3.14    1.32    16.0
M. Andriese 1.0 0   0   0   0   1   0   4.18    1.31    3.5
J. Sherfy   2.0 4   0   0   0   5   0   0.00    2.00    4.5
A. Bradley  1.0 3   1   1   0   2   0   4.91    1.91    0.0
Total   9.0 13  3   2   2   14  0   -   -   -
PITCHING
Pitches-Strikes - N. Kingham 92-60, M. Feliz 29-17, C. Holmes 28-16, M. DuRapau 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Kingham 8-6, M. Feliz 0-1, C. Holmes 2-3, M. DuRapau 1-0
Batters Faced - N. Kingham 23, M. Feliz 5, C. Holmes 9, M. DuRapau 4
PITCHING
Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 94-60, M. Andriese 15-10, J. Sherfy 41-28, A. Bradley 22-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 7-3, M. Andriese 2-0, J. Sherfy 0-1, A. Bradley 2-0
Batters Faced - R. Ray 23, M. Andriese 3, J. Sherfy 10, A. Bradley 6