Diamondbacks Drop Series Opener To Padres

Diamondbacks Drop Series Opener To Padres
The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped their first game of a series for the first time this season; Losing 4-1 to the Padres.

Article by Jeff Demers | Heroes Media Group | April 20th, 2018

 
PHOENIX— With Taijuan Walker having to opt for Tommy John surgery, the Diamondbacks had to fill his spot in the rotation on Friday night. Enter Matt Koch (pronounced Cook).
 
Even though the Diamondbacks would eventually lose this game tonight by the score of 4-1, it wasn’t because of Koch. Koch went six strong innings, only allowing one run, on two hits, while striking out 4 in a fill-in role for the Diamondbacks bullpen.
 
The problem tonight was (for the first
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Pelicans Take 3-0 Series Lead Behind Nikola Mirotic, Staunch Defense, and Electric Crowd

There was a buzz in the air as a sell-out crowd packed the Smoothie King Center for the Pelicans return to New Orleans. The Pels led the Portland Trailblazers 2-0 in the first round of the NBA playoffs after winning both games out west to start the series. It was New Orleans first time in the playoffs since a first round exit in 2015, and the Pelicans clearly fed off the electricity from the crowd.

New Orleans led the game 18-16 after the first five minutes saw both teams get off to hot starts and trade early baskets. An ensuing six minute and forty-five-second scoring drought from the Trailblazers, that was ended by a Damian Lillard layup with two seconds

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