Daniel Hudson was going for his 17th win on the season which would have been a very impressive number for the young pitcher. Instead, Hudson had another one of those games that have plagued him all season where he gives up a handful of runs early before settling in. 16 wins is impressive too.
Hudson gave up a double and a walk before MVP candidate Matt Kemp blasted a ball over the yellow line in left centerfield. Daniel would go on to retire the next 15 batters he would face before giving up another run in the seventh inning to end his night with a disappointing line (7 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 1 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO).
"Obviously, it just wasn't a smart pitch. Bad pitch selection by me. Just want that one back," Hudson said about the 3-2 change up he threw to Matt Kemp that ended up over the wall.
Offensively, the D-backs bats took so long to get going against young Dana Eveland that the press box no-hit pool got fired up. It wasn't until Chris Young got a hit in the fourth inning that the perfect game was busted.
In the eighth inning Arizona finally broke through thanks to a franchise-tying five walks by three Dodgers relief pitchers. Unfortunately, with the bases loaded Paul Goldschmidt struck out and Gerardo Parra flied out so the D-backs couldn't capitalize beyond the two runs walked in.
Arizona couldn't take advantage of a lead off error in the ninth inning and the game ended with an Aaron Hill fly out.
Justin Upton was evaluated for concussion before the game which included the Impact test. Gibson lifted him from the line up after he took BP, saying he just didn't seem totally right. Justin thinks he'll be fine and his not playing on Monday was a precautionary move. He plans on playing on Tuesday.
The D-backs fail to capitalize on a Brewers loss and remain one-game back in the race for home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.