Momentum is only as good as the next game’s starting pitcher.
Unfortunately for the Diamondbacks, every fifth day has belonged Armando Galarraga.
The Arizona righty barely made the rotation after spring training and hasn’t performed well for much of the season.
Monday was no different.
With no help from his defense, Galarraga put the D-Backs in a big hole early, one they couldn’t dig out of as Arizona fell 8-4 to San Diego Monday night at Chase Field.
Galarraga (3-4) went five innings, giving up five earned runs. His ERA is now 5.91 in a year dominated by pitchers around the big leagues.
“He didn’t pitch very well at all, didn’t set a very good tone for us,” D-Backs manager Kirk Gibson told MLB.com. “Really didn’t have much tonight at all. Just did not have a good performance at all.”