The D-backs returned home from the road Monday night, and greeted fans at Chase Field with a gem.
Behind Opening Day starter Ian Kennedy, the D-backs won 4-0 with home runs from Chris Young and Gerardo Parra. Justin Upton contributed a key double to center field, and made a tremendous diving catch in right.
But the star of the night was Kennedy, who pitched the first complete game shutout of his career, holding the Phillies to three hits while striking out 10 batters and not issuing a single walk. It was a brilliant, memorable performance in a ballpark that has seen the home team’s pitchers throw many brilliant games over the years.
Here are some images from photographer Jordan Megenhardt:
Ian Kennedy on the win:
Chris Young on the win:
Kirk Gibson on the win: