PHOENIX When the Diamondbacks beat Eric Stults in San Diego on June 3, Gerardo Parra let an elderly woman sitting in the front row of Petco Park touch his bat to bring him luck. He homered for the final two runs in a 6-0 victory. Nothing approached that level of good fortune Friday.
Needing to mount a good run to get back into the NL West race, the D-backs managed only three singles in seven innings off Stults in a 5-0 loss at Chase Field, failing to build off a doubleheader sweep against Miami on Wednesday.
Parras was one of three homers off Stults on June 3, Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Montero also chipping in, but Stults had the upper hand in the rematch. The D-backs got only one runner to third base, and to make it worse, Stults also drove in three runs, all with two outs.
We beat him up pretty good last time. He made some adjustments. Just better location. He threw all his pitches where he wanted to. He had us out front. We really didnt hit too many balls hard, D-backs mana...