It’s safe to say that nobody would have guessed this one, but Diamondbacks right-hander Josh Collmenter threw the first shutout (and complete game) of the 2015 MLB season in a 9-0 win over the Giants last night at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Collmenter, who was Arizona’s Opening Day starter after posting a 3.46 ERA in 28 starts and five relief appearances last season, held the Giants to just four hits (three of them singles) and one walk while striking out a pair. He needed 114 pitches to finish off the gem. It was the second shutout of his career.
As if his pitching performance wasn’t good enough on its own, Collmenter also had a nice night at the plate. He went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored.
As for the defending World Series champion Giants, things keep getting worse. They have now lost eight games in a row and sit at 3-9 on the year.