Diamondbacks Decimated Again in Colorado


Aaron Hill went 0-5 with two strikeouts as the D’backs were clobbered again by the Rockies, this time by a score of 9-4. Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The good news: with his two-run home run, Mark Trumbo leads the Majors in dingers with 4 and tied for the RBI lead with 11. That’s it, there is absolutely nothing else more positive to say in this game, the latest beating absorbed by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Colorado Rockies once again took the hammer to the D’backs, scoring nine unanswered runs in a 9-4 victory. This game was a mess all the way around, even after the D’backs took a 1-0 lead in the opening inning, the first time that has happened in 2014.

Rockies’ starter Jorge De La Rosa threw an astounding 42 pitches in that first frame yet the Snakes only scored that one run, an RBI double by Martin PradoBrandon McCarthy reached on an error allowing the second run to score in the following inning. Trumbo’s blast in the third made it 4-0 and then after that it was zippo. McCarthy cruised through three innings before his downfall began in the fourth. He gave up a two-run homer to Michael Cuddyer and a solo shot to Nolan Arenado. In the fifth, Colorado took the lead for good on RBI singles by Carlos Gonzalez and D.J. LeMahieu. Arenado was the Rox hitting star on the night, adding a another solo homer in the sixth and an RBI double in the eighth.

Once again, the D’backs’ bullpen provided no relief. Ryan Rowland-Smith surrendered Arenado’s second homer while Will Harris gave up two runs and three hits in his inning of work. Aaron Hill had the worst night at the plate going 0 for 5 with two strikeouts and three men left on base. Usually, this is about the time we can say, “Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak”, but alas even that ray of sunshine evaporated. Goldy went 0 for 2 with two walks to stop his streak at 26 games.

Tomorrow is the finale of this three game set. Wade Miley, the only D’back pitcher to win a game hopes to make it two as he faces Brett Anderson. Game time is 1:10 PM MST.

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