Poor situational hitting left the Arizona Diamondbacks one win shy of a series sweep.
They'll look to rebound against Tim Lincecum, who they've hammered over the last three seasons, as he starts for the San Francisco Giants in Friday night's opener at Chase Field.
After plating 16 runs in taking the first two games at San Diego, Arizona (68-64) suffered a 5-1 loss Wednesday. The Diamondbacks were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position, leaving 10 men on base.
They're 10 for 47 (.213) with runners in scoring position over their last four contests compared to a .251 mark on the season. Willie Bloomquist - in his first game since being placed on the disabled list June 27 due to a hand contusion - was one of the lone bright spots Wednesday, collecting three hits and driving in the team's lone run.
"We had some opportunities, but were unable to get the big hit, extra-base hit when we needed it," manager Kirk Gibson said.
Gibson's squad will hope for better fortunes against Lincecu...