ST. LOUIS (AP) It was too little too late from the Arizona Diamondbacks jerseys offense on Saturday.
The Diamondbacks jerseys finally got on the board with a cheap Rickie Weeks jersey Jr. two run homer in the ninth and loaded the bases against St. Louis Cardinals jerseys closer cheap Trevor Rosenthal jersey, bringing the tying run to the plate, but that was it in a 6 2 loss.
“The ninth inning was good, we got after the closer, we got him up in the 30s pitch wise and that’s good for tomorrow, got a little moment back, kind of like what they did to us last night,” Diamondbacks jerseys manager Chip Hale said. “Hopefully it will translate into a good start tomorrow, but we have to be ready to go.”
Weeks’ first home run of the season got the rally started. Singles by cheap Chris Owings jersey and cheap Nick Ahmed jersey and a walk to cheap Chris Herrmann jersey loaded the bases with two outs. But Rosenthal struck out cheap Jean Segura jersey to end the game.
Diamondbacks jerseys starter cheap Robbie Ray jersey (2 3) battled through five innings, only one of which was clean. He gave up two runs, stranded six runners, walked four and threw 65 of his 102 pitches for strikes.
A 28 pitch first inning and a 25 pitch second inning led to an early exit.
“Just keeping the tempo going is the main thing,” Ray said. “I think when I slow down that’s when I give the hitter a chance to get comfortable in the box. The start before this I got the ball and got back on the rubber and threw a pitch and I have to get back to that.”
Ray’s lone mistake was giving up a two run home run in the second to cheap Jedd Gyorko jersey.
cheap Matt Adams jersey and cheap Yadier Molina jersey hit homers off of relievers cheap Jake Barrett jersey and cheap Andrew Chafin jersey, respectively, to extend the Cardinals jerseys lead.
“That’s more of an aberration for us right now,” Hale said. “Chafin’s been really good, Barrett obviously authentic jerseys China has been great, he just hung a split to Adams . but those guys usually are able to get us in the dugout without any damage.”
cheap Mike Leake jersey (3 3) pitched seven scoreless innings against the team he wanted to sign with as a free agent in the offseason. He ended up with the Cardinals jerseys after Arizona signed cheap Zack Greinke jersey and traded for cheap Shelby Miller jersey.
“It’s always nice to kind of I guess stick it to a team that it didn’t work out with,” Leake said. “At the end of the day it’s still another opponent and another team that you have to get through.”
Leake retired eight straight between the second and fourth innings. He even showed off at the plate with a double to left in the sixth. The righty also made a nice barehanded play to throw out Weeks at first in the seventh.
“Same old, same old from him,” Weeks said of Leake. “Back door sinkers, cutters, he kept the ball down. Obviously, we hit the ball pretty good I thought, but it was right at people on the ground. Obviously, it’s tough to get runs on the board when you keep pounding ball in the ground.”Leake was helped by two great back to back catches in the fourth by cheap Matt Holliday jersey and cheap Stephen Piscotty jersey. He’s expected to make one more rehab appearance before the team must make a decision.
Cardinals jerseys: Highly touted minor leaguer RHP cheap Alex Reyes jersey will make his first start of the season Sunday at Triple A Memphis after being reinstated from a 50 game suspension after testing positive for marijuana use.
Diamondbacks jerseys: RHP Greinke (4 3, 5.08 ERA) will pitch the rubber game of the series. He earned the win his last start against the New York Yankees jerseys and is 2 0 with a 2.25 ERA in three road starts this season.
Cardinals jerseys: LHP cheap Jaime Garcia jersey (3 3, 2.86 ERA) is 5 0 with a 2.94 ERA in six career starts against Arizona. He has not allowed a home run to an NL West batter in his last 171 batters faced since Arizona’s cheap Nick Ahmed jersey hit one on May 26, 2015.