Bats go silent as Diamondbacks drop opener to Giants

San Francisco Giants right fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) is tagged out at home plate by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila (5) during the sixth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory /Credit/Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY

By Nick Piecoro | The Republic

SAN FRANCISCO – Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin did not know what to say about the pitch Steven Duggar hit for a home run on Monday night. It had been more than two months and he had faced nearly 300 batters since the last time an opposing hitter had taken him deep, but that streak was of little consolation on a night when Duggar’s blast represented the game’s only runs.

“I probably made worse pitches than that that weren’t hit for homers,” Corbin said after a 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. “It was just a really good swing left-on-left there. I don’t know if it was really a mistake. With good swings, sometimes they run into it.”

Good swings. The Diamondbacks did not have enough of those on Monday night. They faced a pitcher in right-hander Chris Stratton who entered with an ERA north of 5.00. They were shut out for the sixth time this season.

BOX SCORE:  Giants 2, Diamondbacks 0

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