Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Game 113: D'Backs 3 Pirates 1

If we're sticking with the whole, "these games don't really matter and I just want to see some improvement for next year) theme, then we can take Zach Duke's start last night as a positive because he cruised through seven innings, holding the D'Backs to two runs on four hits and striking out six. That's about as good as it gets for Duke. The problem is that Brandon Webb absolutely killed us, inducing three double plays with his nasty sinker and not allowing a run or extra base hit until the ninth inning. It was a reminder that when Webb is on, he's as hard to score on as anyone in the league. The Diamondbacks sure are getting what they need out of us in this series.