The right-hander threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief and
thanks to a late rally, picked up his first major league victory as
the Arizona Diamondbacks knocked off the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-5,
Tuesday night at Miller Park.
"It was an experience I can't describe," Marshall said. "It was the
most fun I've ever had on a baseball field."
After starter Josh Collmenter gave up back-to-back two out singles
in the sixth, Arizona manager Kirk Gibson gave the ball to Marshall
who ended the Brewers' threat by getting Carlos Gomez to bounce out
on an 0-1 fastball.
"I was churning on the inside, without a doubt," Marshall said.
"First batter coming in to face was Gomez with a guy in scoring
position, so I was a little extra jacked up for that.
"I just made a couple good pitches and he got out and the next
inning was more back to calm down, back to the usual, getting ahead
of guys and throwing strikes."
The rookie needed 14 pitches to strike out second baseman Scooter
Gennett and catcher Jonathan Lucroy to open the seventh but made
quick work of third baseman Aramis Ramirez to close out a perfect
"He was excited," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "He came in and
threw the ball like we were told he was throwing the ball down in
Triple-A ... it was much-needed for us."
Marshall's moment was made possible by some timely hitting.
Trailing 5-4 heading into the eighth, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt
hit a one-out double to right then scored on catcher Miguel
Montero's base hit to right, tying the game.
Second baseman Aaron Hill looked at a ball from Milwaukee
right-hander Brandon Kintzler (1-1), who left a fastball up and over
the plate that Hill crushed to left for his third home run of the
season, putting the Diamondbacks up by two.
"Goldschmidt, it was a good pitch and he just flared it out there,"
said Kintzler, who has allowed five earned runs -- including three
home runs -- in 5 1/3 innings of work since coming off the disabled
list April 24. "After that, I left two pitches up. Some pitches, I'm
right where I need to be, and sometimes, I'm just not there. I need
to get more consistent."
Milwaukee's bullpen had been off to an excellent start but struggled
of late, allowing 13 earned runs in 16 1/3 innings of work -- a 7.16
ERA -- since throwing six scoreless innings in a 5-3, 12-inning
victory at St. Louis last Monday.
"I know the last few games they haven't been quite as good, but
they've pitched great," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "That's
why we've won so many ballgames. I need to show confidence in them
because I think they are really good."
Replay helped the Diamondbacks in the first inning.
Right fielder Gerardo Parra led off with a single but appeared to be
picked off at first after Chris Owings' strikeout.
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Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson challenged first-base umpire Larry
Vanover's call and after a 1-minute, 29-second replay, the call was
That brought up Goldschmidt, who sent a 3-1 changeup to left for his
sixth home run of the season, giving Arizona a 2-0 lead.
Estrada worked out of it, retiring Hill and third baseman Martin
Prado on fly balls to center, and the Brewers wasted little time in
getting those runs back.
Center fielder Carlos Gomez led off with a strikeout but second
baseman Scooter Gennett singled and moved to second on third baseman
Aramis Ramirez's fly to right.
First baseman Lyle Overbay put the Brewers on the board with an RBI
single to center and left fielder Khris Davis reached on a throwing
error by Owings that would have ended the inning.
Brewers shortstop Jean Segura followed with an RBI single and right
fielder Logan Schafer made it 5-2 Milwaukee with a double to right
before Estrada ended the inning on a pop foul.
Only one of the runs was charged to Arizona starter Josh Collmenter,
who otherwise kept Milwaukee off the board and worked 5 2/3 innings
with three strikeouts and a walk.
"He hung in there and gave us 5 2/3 strong innings," Gibson said.
"He's great at keeping his composure. (Owings) made an error but he
just battled through and shut them down from that point on."
Estrada went six for Milwaukee, allowing four runs on four hits and
four walks with four strikeouts. After Goldschmidt's first-inning
home run, he retired 11 of the next 12 before left fielder A.J.
Pollock opened the fifth with a walk and later scored on a groundout
to make it 5-3.
NOTES: Arizona optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Reno Monday
and recalled RHP Chase Anderson from Double-A Mobile. ... Brewers
LHP Tom Gorzelanny is getting close to starting a minor league rehab
assignment. Gorzelanny underwent surgery on his shoulder last
December and has not pitched yet this season.
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