D-backs fall late to Giants, drop ultimate dwelling recreation of 2022 season

September 26, 2022

PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch-hitter Evan Longoria had a go-ahead, two-run single within the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday.

Brandon Crawford led off the Giants eighth with a single in opposition to Luis Frias (1-1) and superior to second on Cooper Hummel’s handed ball. One out later, Jason Vosler walked, and one other handed ball moved the runners to second and third.

Pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores walked to load the bases and Reyes Moronta relieved Frias. Longoria’s line single to left scored the Giants’ first two runs after that they had left 10 runners on base with out scoring within the first seven innings.

“We want a miracle to make the playoffs at this level, however our message has been constant. Simply attempting to proceed to play onerous,” Longoria mentioned.

The Giants haven’t been mathematically eradicated but from the wild-card race as a result of they went 6-1 on their journey to Colorado and Arizona. Their solely loss was Saturday to Merrill Kelly and the Diamondbacks.

“It’s been an extended season and a number of guys are drained, however the preparation has been glorious,” Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned.

Camilo Doval pitched the ninth for his twenty sixth save, giving up a run, a stroll and a success. He struck out rookie Corbin Carroll to finish it, throwing one pitch at 104 mph to match his quickest of the season on Friday.

Jakob Junis (5-6), who entered the sport with two outs within the third, gave up 4 hits and one run in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one.

J.D. Davis had 4 hits for the Giants, together with a solo homer off Mark Melancon into the swimming pool space in right-center within the ninth. The house run was Davis’ tenth of the season, his sixth since being acquired from the New York Mets.

Left-hander Scott Alexander opened for the Giants and gave up one hit within the first. Jarlin Garcia got here in for the second and obtained 5 outs earlier than giving strategy to Junis.

Arizona’s Drey Jameson had his third sturdy begin since he was referred to as up from Triple-A Reno. He went 5.1 innings, giving up 5 hits and no runs. He received his first two begins in opposition to San Diego and Los Angeles and has a 0.98 ERA in 18.1 innings to start his profession.

Pavin Smith’s double within the fifth scored Sergio Alcantara to provide the Diamondbacks the lead. Smith additionally drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in opposition to Doval.

Giants second baseman Ford Proctor, recalled from Triple-A on Saturday, recorded his first large league hit Sunday, a pointy single to left within the seventh inning off Ginkel.


Diamondbacks supervisor Torey Lovullo mentioned earlier than Sunday’s recreation that LHP Madison Bumgarner is not going to pitch once more this season.

“He’s completely wholesome. We simply have some youthful arms that we need to get a have a look at,” Lovullo mentioned.

“He understood. Bum’s a competitor, he desires to exit and work and assist his workforce. He’s teammate. He understood the rationale.”

Bumgarner finishes 2022 with a 7-15 file, a 4.88 ERA in 30 begins, and a 1.437 WHIP. The 33-year-old left-hander has two years remaining on a five-year, $85 million contract he signed in 2020 after 11 seasons with the Giants that included three World Sequence titles.

In his final begin on Thursday, Bumgarner went six innings and held the Dodgers to 1 hit — Mookie Betts’ solo dwelling run — in a 6-1 victory in Los Angeles. It was Bumgarner’s first win since July 23, and Lovullo mentioned that sturdy outing was a think about his resolution.

“I felt like, let’s finish the yr on that and go into the offseason,” he mentioned.

In three years with Arizona, Bumgarner is 15-29 with a 4.98 ERA after going 119-92, 3.13 in San Francisco. He was the NLCS and World Sequence MVP in 2014.

“It’s all the time a piece in progress,” Lovullo mentioned. “This will probably be Act 2 of his profession. It wasn’t yr; some changes have to be made. He’ll make these changes.”


Sunday’s attendance at Chase Discipline was 25,389, for a ultimate season whole of 1,605,199 — a mean of 19,817 followers per recreation.

In 2019, the final season earlier than COVID-19, the Diamondbacks drew 2,135,510, or a mean of 26,364 per recreation.

The Diamondbacks completed 40-41 at dwelling. They have been 32-49 at Chase Discipline final season.


Diamondbacks: Off Monday earlier than starting a season-ending, eight-game street journey in opposition to the AL West champion Astros. RHPs Zach Davies (2-4, 4.03) and Houston’s Lance McCullers (4-1, 2.38) pitch Tuesday, and Cy Younger contenders Zac Gallen (12-3, 2.46) and Justin Verlander (17-4, 1.82) are scheduled to pitch Wednesday in Houston.

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