April 8, 2008 - Arizona Diamondbacks Box Score

Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Dodgers
0 0
0
0 0 2 0 2 1
5 11
1
Diamondbacks 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 X
10 12 0
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Los Angeles
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG   Arizona
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Furcal
SS
4
1
1
0
1
2
.387
  Young
CF
6
0
0
0
0
3
.212
Kemp
RF
5
1
3
0
0
1
.273
  Byrnes
LF
3
1
1
0
2
1
.206
Ethier
LF
3
1
0
1
1
0
.276
  Hudson
2B
4
2
1
1
1
0
.294
Kent
2B
4
1
2
2
1
1
.280
  Jackson
1B
3
2
2
3
0
0
.350
Loney
1B
5
1
2
0
0
2
.367
  Reynolds
3B
5
2
2
3
0
1
.344
Jones
CF
3
0
0
0
1
1
.103
  Drew
SS
5
1
2
0
0
2
.258
Bennett
C
3
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  Upton
RF
2
0
0
1
2
1
.397
  b-Martin PH-C
1
0
0
0
0
1
.120
  Snyder
C
2
1
0
0
1
1
.095
DeWitt
3B
4
0
2
2
0
1
.280
  Davis
P
2
0
2
1
0
0
.667
Billingsley P
1
0
0
0
0
0
.000
    Cruz P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  Kuo P
1
0
1
0
0
0
1.000
    Slaten
P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  a-Young PH
1
0
0
0
0
0
.200
    a-Salazar PH
1
1
1
0
0
0
.500
  Troncoso P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
    Medders P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  c-Sweeney PH
1
0
0
0
0
0
.200
    Pena P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  Broxton P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
    b-Romero PH
1
0
1
1
0
0
1.000
                      Petit P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
Totals

36
5
11
5
4
9


Totals

34
10
12
10
6
9
 
     
a-Grounded out for Kuo in the 7th. b-Struck out for Bennett in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Troncoso in the 8th.   a-Singled for Slaten in the 7th. b-Singled for Pena in the 8th.
     
BATTING
2B: Kent (2, Davis), DeWitt (2, Medders), Furcal (4, Petit).
3B: Kemp (1, Davis).
TB: Furcal 2; Kemp 5; Kent 3; Loney 2; DeWitt 3; Kuo.
RBI: Kent 2 (6), DeWitt 2 (2), Ethier (4).
2-out RBI: DeWitt 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Furcal; Bennett; Ethier; Sweeney.
SF: Ethier.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
PO: DeWitt (1st base by Davis).

FIELDING
E: Furcal (3, throw).
DP: (DeWitt-Loney).
  BATTING
2B: Hudson (2, Billingsley), Byrnes (3, Kuo).
3B: Jackson (1, Troncoso), Drew (1, Broxton).
HR: Reynolds (5, 1st inning off Billingsley, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Byrnes 2; Hudson 2; Jackson 4; Reynolds 5; Drew 4; Davis 2; Salazar; Romero.
RBI: Reynolds 3 (12), Upton (4), Davis (1), Hudson (6), Jackson 3 (5), Romero (3).
2-out RBI: Reynolds 3; Hudson; Jackson 3; Romero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hudson 2; Drew; Byrnes; Reynolds.
S: Davis.
SF: Upton.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Davis (DeWitt at 1st base).
Los Angeles
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA   Arizona IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Billingsley (L, 0-1)
2.1
5
5
4
3
1
1
9.64
  Davis (W, 1-1)
6.0
6
2
2
2
7
0
3.72
Kuo 3.2
3
0
0
1
5
0
0.00
  Cruz (H, 1)
0.2
1
0
0
1
0
0
0.00
Troncoso 1.0
2
4
4
2
0
0
7.71
  Slaten (H, 1)
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
Broxton 1.0
2
1
1
0
3
0
2.70
  Medders 0.2
2
2
2
1
1
0
4.91
                    Pena
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
                    Petit
1.0
2
1
1
0
1
0
3.86
     

HBP: Jackson (by Billingsley), Snyder (by Billingsley), Jackson (by Kuo), Snyder (by Troncoso).
Pitches-strikes: Billingsley 70-32, Kuo 65-40, Troncoso 30-14, Broxton 21-14, Davis 103-62, Cruz 16-8, Slaten 1-1, Medders 20-10, Pena 4-2, Petit 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Billingsley 2-4, Kuo 5-1, Troncoso 1-2, Broxton 0-0, Davis 4-6, Cruz 1-1, Slaten 0-1, Medders 1-0, Pena 1-0, Petit 0-2.
Batters faced: Billingsley 18, Kuo 15, Troncoso 8, Broxton 5, Davis 25, Cruz 4, Slaten 1, Medders 5, Pena 1, Petit 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Kuo 3-0, Slaten 2-0, Pena 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Todd Tichenor. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:36.
Att: 28,973.

 

Game Recap

PHOENIX (AP) -- Doug Davis dominated on the mound Tuesday night, then looked forward to a far tougher fight.

Pitching two days before his scheduled surgery for thyroid cancer, the Arizona left-hander allowed two runs in six innings, and the Diamondbacks went on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-5 for their fifth consecutive victory.

Davis blanked the Dodgers through five innings before Jeff Kent doubled in two runs in the sixth. He struck out the next two batters, then got Gary Bennett to ground out to get out of the jam.

He left to a standing ovation, tipping his hat to the crowd, then coming out of the dugout for a curtain call as the ovation continued.

"I just felt like I wanted to go out there and do well because I'm going to have a month off," Davis said. "I leave on a good note, that was the key. A quality start, that's what I take the most pride in. It was definitely emotional coming off the field, for sure."

He stayed in the dugout with his teammates to watch the rest of the game.

"Pretty heroic really," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said of Davis' performance. "I think he was a little more emotional today going into that game. It looked like he was a little more focused today. He knew this was going to be the last one for him, and he wanted to win bad, pretty impressive."

Davis (1-1), a .070 career hitter, even singled twice, one them bringing in a run for his seventh RBI. He also picked off a runner at first.

Arizona's Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer off Chad Billingsley in the first inning, his fourth home run in three games. Conor Jackson tripled with the bases loaded to blow the game open in the four-run seventh.

Davis had insisted on making his two scheduled starts before the operation on Thursday to remove his thyroid gland. He is optimistic about his recovery, saying he expects to be sidelined only four to six weeks.

"I'm going to try to pick up a ball three to four days afterward just to play catch," Davis said. "I don't know how much strength I'm going to have. We'll see how I feel."

He's targeted his return for the team's trip to Chicago May 9-11.

His mother fully recovered from the same surgery.

"It's 97 percent recovery," Davis said. "I'm a big numbers guy in baseball and that's a big number in my life, too."

As Davis left the field, Kent told him "best of luck to you and God bless."

He heard similar comments of support from Los Angeles catcher Gary Bennett and all four umpires. That adds to the many e-mails, cards and letters of support he's gotten from fans.

"A lot of experiences of having thyroid cancer and being a survivor of it," Davis said, "even one from a 94-year-old woman that said she had it. She's 94 and healthy as ever."

Davis, who informed manager Bob Melvin of his cancer on March 27, allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked two. He threw 103 pitches, 62 strikes.

Billingsley (0-1) struggled with his control and lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up five runs, four earned, on five hits. He struck out one, walked three and hit two batters.

"I didn't have pretty much anything," Billingsley said. "Obviously, I was struggling with my command. It was one of those days when nothing was there."

Billingsley retired the first two batters in the opening inning, but Orlando Hudson bounced a line drive over the wall in left-center for a ground-rule double, then Jackson was hit by a pitch.

That brought up Reynolds, who lined a 3-2 fastball onto the porch in left center, a 428-foot shot that made it 3-0. Reynolds homered twice, including a 455-footer, in Arizona's 9-3 victory over Los Angeles Monday night in the Diamondbacks' home opener.

Reynolds leads the majors with 12 RBIs.

Arizona scored two more and ended Billingsley's night in the third. Justin Upton's bases-loaded sacrifice fly brought in one run, then Davis singled in another.

Matt Kemp, 3-for-4 on the night, tripled to lead off the Dodgers' sixth, then Andre Ethier walked. Kent brought both of them home, but was stranded when Davis fanned James Loney and Andruw Jones, and Bennett bounced out to third.

Dodgers manager Joe Torre called it "a horrible night."

"It was one we need to get out of our system quick," he said. 

Game Notes

Arizona tied a franchise record with four hit batters -- Jackson was hit twice and Chris Snyder twice. ... Bennett started at catcher in his first appearance of the season. ... After signing a six-year, $28 million contract extension earlier in the day, Arizona's Chris Young 0-for-6.