Five days ago at loanDepot park, the Marlins had zero difficulty in figuring out Luke Weaver, tagging the right-hander for six earned runs on six hits in four innings of work. However, on a warm Monday night at Chase Field, Weaver’s revenge was well-represented, sending the Marlins to their third consecutive loss, 5-2.
Weaver, in 6 1⁄3 innings of baseball, blanked Miami’s lineup, allowing four hits, zero walks and striking out six batters, too. On the flip slide, it was Jordan Holloway, who was making his professional debut as a starting right-handed pitcher. Arizona jumped on the board early after loading the bases in the opening inning with zero outs. Holloway, pulled after giving up four runs (three earned) and three free passes in less than four innings of mound work, put himself in a bases loaded, no-out pickle in the third inning. The Diamondbacks pretty much put the icing on the cake with their three-run third.
Aside from Jesús Aguilar’s two-run blast in the eighth—whose seven homers this season have all come away from loanDepot park—the bats were silent in the desert.
Even on a rough night to open a 10-game road trip in three separate cities, there was a positive: Luis Madero, making his Major League debut as a right-handed reliever, worked two scoreless innings.
Pablo López and Madison Bumgarner are the probable starters for the second game of the series on Tuesday.