Diamondbacks – Rockies Series Recap: Better Late than Never


Jul 7, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks batter

Cliff Pennington

(4) singled to left in the sixth inning during a game against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks finished off their series with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday and won the series 2-1 with wins in the last two games. Since the All-Star break, series wins have been very hard to come by for the Diamondbacks. This win is a nice change from their more recent series losses. Unfortunately, it is too little too late for a late-season comeback as the Snakes only have fourteen games left in the season. This sort of victory would have been nice a couple weeks ago, to give Arizona some momentum. That being said, this is a refreshing and it would be nice to at least stay above .500.

This series features something D-Back fans have not seen in a while: hard hitting. They did a great job scoring runs in the series. They scored a total of 22 runs in this three-game series: that is more runs than their combined total from eight games prior to this series! Even in their lone loss in Game 1, Arizona still managed to score five runs.

It is also nice to see D-Backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt get back in his groove. Goldschmidt started the year red hot, and for a while he may have been the favorite for National League MVP. However, he has been in a little bit of a slump lately. In this series, Goldschmidt played as good as ever. Specifically, in Game 3 Goldschmidt went four-for-four with five RBIs and got his batting average back above .300.

What We Learned:
Hitting After the Bounce: In the top of the 7th of Game 1 somehow Corey Dickerson managed to get a double by hitting the ball, after it had already hit the dirt. This is a true rarity.

Blown Opportunity:
The Diamondbacks managed to win the series so there was not exactly a blown opportunity overall. Perhaps they could have been a bit cleaner in the seventh inning in Game 1 where the Rockies scored 5 runs. Dickerson’s hit was a fluke, but a lot of other pitches were left in the zone.

On Monday, the Diamondbacks take on the division leader Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field for a four game series.