After allowing a leadoff single, Axford managed to get a fly out to center field, who then doubled off the baserunner trying to advanced to third. Axford then forced a groundout to end the game. Axford lowered his ERA to 0.90 in 10 innings of work.Analysis:
Petit didn't have any issues until the fourth, when he allowed three consecutive batters to reach base safely, including an RBI double by Brandon Barnes. Then, he forced a groundout by Daniel Descalso, but that also brought home a run.
In the sixth, Petit surrendered a two-run homer to Descalso. Petit, now 1-1, moved his ERA to 3.86 in 28 innings of work.Analysis:
Hale, who was called up from Triple-A to make a spot start in a doubleheader for Colorado, ran into some issues in the second when he allowed a run to score on a wild pitch. Then in the fifth, Hale put runners on second and third with two out before allowing an RBI single to Nori Aoki, scoring a run.
Hale would allow one more run in the seventh before getting the hook. Hale, now 1-0, moved his ERA to 2.70 on the season.Analysis:
The hard-throwing right-hander lowered his season ERA to 4.76 and he has not been scored upon in his last four outings.Analysis:
The Diamondbacks haven't officially named Burgos the closer, though he did successfully record two straight saves earlier in the week. But he took a step backwards with Saturday's performance and it remains to be seen if manager Chip Hale calls on him if a save chance occurs on Sunday.Analysis:
The right-hander tossed a perfect ninth inning, striking out one, to pick up the sixth save of his career. He now has four straight scoreless outings under his belt.Analysis:
Jansen did not allow a baserunner and faced the minimum three batter in the inning. He recorded one strikeout and maintained his perfect 0.00 ERA through four innings of work this season.Analysis:
But Rondon, who is in the third season of his career, knows where he went wrong.
"I need better location," Rondon said Saturday, per MLB.com. "I know that pitch ran up a little to the middle [to Goldschmidt]. I think that's why we lost the game yesterday, those pitches."
Manager Joe Maddon has expressed faith in his 27-year-old closer, and a change does not seem to be in the cards, at least for now.
"He knows what he did wrong," said Maddon. "I'll say [to him], 'Hey, listen, everything's cool. I still have a lot of trust and support.' It's one of those things that happens in our game."
Rondon has blown two of his last three save opportunities.Analysis:
Capps came on in the 11th and allowed just one hit while striking out six.
"That was definitely my best big league outing, so I was pretty excited about that," Capps said to MLB.com. "I was feeling good tonight. I knew I was going to throw my slider in the dirt, J.T. [Realmuto] was going to block it. He was great back there. Everything he was calling, we were right on the same page."
Capps, now 1-0, also did not issue a walk and lowered his ERA to 1.50 in six innings of work this season.
"I was trying to go out there and go for as long as I could," Capps said. "I knew with our hitters, it was only a matter of time. They've been getting some bad breaks lately, but we do have a good lineup. We finally came through."Analysis:
The bottom of the ninth inning started with the Giants up 10-6. Sergio Romo came on to try can close it out, but after getting the first two batters out, Romo gave up back-to-back hits, with run coming in.
So manager Bruce Bochy brought in Casilla to get the final out. The right-hander served up another pair of singles, allowing the Rockies to get within two. But ultimately, Casilla got the third out to pick up the save.
Both runs in the ninth were charged to Romo. Casilla has now gone 11 straight appearances without allowing a run.Analysis: