D-backs Lose Series Finale To Brewers In Wild Ninth Inning

Losing on a walk-off in baseball is never fun. Losing on a walk-off without giving up a hit is bad.

Losing on a walk-off without giving up a hit in the inning and committing two throwing errors on the final play is the worst.

Despite a late home run from Jason Kubel to tie the game at 1-1, the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Brewers 2-1 on what was truly a bizarre ninth inning.

Patrick Corbin entered the bottom of the ninth and walked Aramis Ramirez to start things off, which is never a good sign. Ramirez was replaced by Carlos Gomez as a pinch runner, who is a big threat to steal a base. Corbin faced Rickie Weeks next while continually throwing over to first base to keep Gomez close, but that did not stop him from running on a 2-1 count.

Miguel Montero fired the ball down to second, but it went to the right of the bag and rolled into center field. Gerardo Parra fielded the ball and tossed it back towards third base with hopes to get Gomez out. The ball then ricocheted away from the bag and bounced into the seats above the third base dugout, advancing Gomez all the way around to the plate.

Just like that, the Brewers had won.

Lost in all the madness was a fine start from Josh Collmenter, who threw six innings of one-run ball. He allowed just three hits and did not walk a batter, striking out five in the process. His emergence in the rotation would be huge for the club as Daniel Hudson misses the rest of the season.

For more on the D-backs, check out AZ Snake Pit.

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