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Pissed off Giants LHP Rodon kicks bat at teammate: ‘I simply really feel silly’

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker hit a three-run homer off a annoyed Carlos Rodon and the Arizona Diamondbacks dropped their sixth straight loss to the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Tuesday evening.

The Diamondbacks (44-53), who received simply twice in 19 video games final 12 months, received their fifth recreation in opposition to the Giants this season in eight video games.

San Francisco (48-49), who had 107 wins a 12 months in the past, fell under .500 for the primary time this season. The Giants are 11-22 since hitting a season-high 10 video games over .500 on June 18.

Walker’s twenty third homer broke a 2-2 tie within the third in opposition to Rodon (8-6), who gave up simply three hits in six innings. Two have been residence runs, however they accounted for 5 runs. He struck out 10, walked two and hit successful.

After leaving the sphere within the fifth inning, Rodon was livid. The bat he threw hit Tyro Estrada within the knee. Teammates, together with infielder Wilmer Flores, weren’t pleased with Rodon’s efficiency.

Rodon later referred to as it “unacceptable” and “egocentric.”

“I simply really feel silly — actually silly,” Rodon stated.

Estrada stayed within the recreation and was hit by Luke Weaver within the sixth inning. That not less than obtained him an arm on the defensive finish, after which Brandon Belt’s double.

Ian Kennedy (4-4) retired all 5 batters he confronted to select up the win.

The Diamondbacks scored first when Sergio Alcantara scored with a runner within the second. The ball barely cleared the left discipline wall and Darin Roof’s glove earlier than hitting a fan within the entrance row carrying a Giants jersey. The replay staff reviewed the decision and upheld it. It was Alcantara’s third homer of the season.

This led to Rodon slamming his glove into the bench.

Flores tied the sport with a two-run homer, his 14th, off lefty starter Tyler Gilbert within the Diamondbacks’ bullpen. It adopted Luis Gonzalez’s leadoff single.

Gilbert, a Giants fan who grew up in Santa Cruz, Calif., pitched 4 innings for Arizona, giving up 4 hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out two.

Arizona added two runs within the eighth off Junior Marte when David Peralta hit a triple down the suitable discipline line to attain Carson Kelly, who had walked. Ketel Marte had an RBI double.

RESEARCH

Kelly’s career-best hitting streak ended at 13 video games. He was 0-for-2 with a stroll, hit by pitch and two runs scored. Arizona’s catcher was hitting .115 within the streak, however is now hitting .218.

THE STAR IS BACK

Giants second baseman Tommy La Stella was reinstated from the COVID-19 listing on Tuesday. The veteran, who has been out since July 8, missed the Giants’ first 33 video games with irritation in his proper Achilles tendon after offseason surgical procedure.

“We have to hold him taking part in (infield) persistently so we are able to rotate the DH spot and hold guys wholesome. Wilmer Flores has been going there daily,” Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler stated.

La Stella has appeared in simply seven video games this season and did not begin in opposition to left fielder Gilbert on Tuesday, however Kapler stated, “He is able to play.”

COMPOSITE APPROACH

Because the All-Star break, the Giants have allowed 39 runs, together with 28 in twos and 5 on Tuesday.

Coach room

Arizona has positioned RNP Keinan Middleton on the 15-day disabled listing with a sprained proper ankle. Middleton is 1-2 with a 1.64 ERA in 11 innings. RHP Chris Devenski was recalled from Triple-A Reno rather than Middleton.

AFTER

The streak ends Wednesday when the Giants’ Logan Webb (9-3, 2.77 ERA) faces the Diamondbacks’ Zach Gallen (5-2, 3.31).

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