It was a game that even Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly could not put a positive spin on. The Arizona Diamondbacks began their six game road trip with a deplorable 12-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. If the D’backs weren’t 1-6, you could dismiss this as just a throwaway game. But for a team that has had absolutely nothing go right for them so far, you wonder just how long it will take for them to get out of this skid.
Rockies’ outfielder Charlie Blackmon had a game for the ages going 6 for 6 with four runs scored and five RBI’s. To put that in perspective, Blackmon accounted for more production in one game that the entire Arizona team has over their last three games. Carlos Gonzalez had himself a day with a two-run triple and a two run home run. In all, Colorado pounded out 17 hits with starting pitcher Randall Delgado giving up 10 of them and six runs in four innings. Joe Thatcher, Oliver Perez and Brad Ziegler all threw gas on the fire by allowing a combined six runs and seven hits in three innings. Rox starter Juan Nicasio had an easy time with the D’backs’ lineup allowing only one earned run on four hits, walking one and striking out six.
Digging for anything positive, Mark Trumbo hit his third home run of the season and Paul Goldschmidt singled to extend his hitting streak to 26 games. J.J. Putz pitched a scoreless fifth inning, his third shutout appearance to start the season.
How many times can you say, “Don’t worry, there is still a long way to go”? We have about run out of time for that statement. The second game of this set is tomorrow at 5:10 PM with Brandon McCarthy scheduled to face Jorge De La Rosa.