PHOENIX Base hits are going to happen during a game. Even passed balls and errors. But walking the pitcher?
That not supposed to happen.
Yet here was Detroit Tigers jerseys starter cheap Matt Boyd jersey walking Arizona Diamondbacks jerseys starting pitcher cheap Zack Godley jersey with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to load the bases Wednesday night, and one could guess what happened next.
But after that fateful walk, Boyd had to pitch to Pollock, one of the better hitters in the Diamondbacks jerseys lineup. And when Pollock groundball found a hole at shortstop, two runs scored and the Tigers jerseys were down too much to recover in what became a 7 1 loss at Chase Field.
set the tone was the walk of the pitcher, Boyd said. need to have better focus and I can walk the pitcher. I gotta make him put it in play, so unfortunately, it cost us there. was the big blemish on an otherwise OK outing from Boyd. The same could not be said for the Tigers jerseys offense, which beat balls into the ground against Godley, a pitcher making just his second start of the season. The Tigers jerseys tallied five hits in total and fell back to the .500 mark on the season.
you going to face good pitching and we did tonight, so you gotta tip your cap to him, Tigers jerseys manager Brad Ausmus said.
It was the sloppiest game of the 10 game Western road trip for a team that now travels to Anaheim, which has proven to be a pitfall over the years. Catcher cheap James McCann jersey allowed two passed balls, centerfielder cheap Tyler Collins jersey lazily corralled a single that turned into a double, and third baseman cheap Nick Castellanos jersey committed his seventh error of the season. Martinez ‘could be back by the weekend’
But the bigger issue was not getting anything going against Godley.
The first four batters in the Tigers jerseys lineup cheap Andrew Romine jersey, Collins, cheap Miguel Cabrera jersey and Castellanos went 0 for 14 with six strikeouts. Boyd had one more single than those four combined, an infield hit in the top of the third inning, his first career hit.
On the mound, Boyd threw six innings with what he said was of the best stuff I had all year, allowing four runs three earned on eight hits. He walked three and struck out six.
threw well, Ausmus said, and then, big mistake was the walk to the pitcher. that point, the Tigers jerseys were down a run. With one out in the sixth, cheap Brandon Drury jersey doubled. After McCann second passed ball his first allowed the go ahead run in the third inning Boyd struck out cheap Chris Iannetta jersey, before Ausmus called for an intentional walk to cheap Nick Ahmed jersey, who homered off Boyd earlier in the game.
Then came Godley, who walked after a full count.
gotta keep the same train of focus throughout, Boyd said.
Perhaps he was too concerned with throwing strikes, alluding to an internal conversation before Godley stepped in the batter box.
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He was pitching on nine days rest. With even more of a layoff, lefty cheap Chad Bell jersey made his major league debut with a scoreless eighth inning. He was recalled from Triple A Toledo on May 1.
McCann accounted for the only Tigers jerseys offense in the second inning on an RBI single. With the way they swung the bats, a three run lead after the sixth inning sequence was too much to overcome.