D-backs Drop Game 2 To Brewers, 9-4

Daniel Hudson's early inning struggles continued and reliever Brad Ziegler didn't help things as the D-backs lost Game 2 of the NLDS on Sunday afternoon.

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D-backs Implode In Sixth, Drop Game 2 In Milwaukee, 9-4

Coming into Game 2 of the NLDS, Arizona Diamondbacks starter Daniel Hudson had a reputation for struggling in the first inning. Apparently, Hudson did not want to disappoint in that regard. This time, he gave up a two-run homer from Ryan Braun to getting the D-backs in the hole early to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Hudson managed to make his way through 5 1/3 innings after giving up another two runs in the third, with the score tied 4-4. However, his relief — in the form of Brad Ziegler — promptly put the game out of reach for his team. As part of the five runs he gave up, Ziegler balked, Jonathan Lucroy used a safety squeeze to get the first run on the board, and a Ziegler throwing error kept things moving. Three straight singles put the Brewers up 9-4 — a lead they would hold the rest of the game.

Solo home runs from Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Young highlighted Arizona’s offensive output, and Justin Upton added a two-run homer of his own. Normally, one would call that a successful day for the D-backs better hitters, but Arizona’s otherwise stable pitching made things much harder on Sunday afternoon.

The D-backs continued to have problems with potential MVP candidates Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder, who have combined for six RBIs and two home runs in the first two games of the series. Fielder, who was 6-for-27 against Arizona during the season, has hit 3-for-8 so far in the NLDS.

The series comes to Arizona on Tuesday evening, with Josh Collmenter on the mound against Shaun Marcum. By dropping both games in Milwaukee, Game 3 becomes a potential elimination game. For a team that is not considered deep in its starting pitching, going 0-2 with its 1-2 punch of Ian Kennedy and Hudson may end up being insurmountable.

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Diamondbacks vs. Brewers, NLDS Game Two Lineups: Daniel Hudson, Zack Greinke Set to Duke it Out

The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to bounce back after their 4-1 loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers, turning to Daniel Hudson to get them on the right track. The Brewers on the other hand have their mighty offense stacked and ready to go, sending out Zach Greinke to try and make this a 2-0 Brewers series lead. 

not many surprises in the lineup Sunday as Willie Bloomquist will bat leadoff again and play shortstop, while Miguel Montero will bat cleanup, catching Hudson this afternoon. Rookie Paul Goldschmidt will bat fifth and play first base, Chris Young will bat sixth and play center, while Ryan Roberts will be at third batting seventh. 

Your Arizona Diamondbacks:

  1. 1. Willie Bloomquist SS
  2. 2. Aaron Hill 2B
  3. 3. Justin Upton RF
  4. 4. Miguel Montero C
  5. 5. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
  6. 6. Chris Young CF
  7. 7. Ryan Roberts 3B
  8. 8. Gerardo Parra LF
  9. 9. Daniel Hudson P

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup:

 

First pitch is set for 2:07 pm MT with coverage on TBS. 

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Diamondbacks Vs. Brewers: Game 2 Pitching Preview, Lineups And TV Info

The Arizona Diamondbacks can ill-afford to go down 0-2 in a five-game series. The key to Game 2 of the NLDS will be if Daniel Hudson can control his emotions and get through the first inning and find a groove.

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