Rockies-Diamondbacks Series Recap: It’s The Rockies
By Joseph Jacquez
Aug 8, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta (6) celebrates with shortstop Cliff Pennington (4) after they both scored on a hit by catcher Miguel Montero (not pictured) during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
After suffering an embarrassing sweep to the Royals, the Diamondbacks needed some success during this homestand before the Snakes hit the last seven weeks of the season. Thankfully, the Dbacks welcomed the last place Colorado Rockies. This was a battle of the fourth and fifth placed teams, and the Snakes at least proved that they are better than Colorado. Here is the series recap against the Rockies to close out the homestand.
Game 1: Rockies-3 Diamondbacks-5
David Peralta was back at it again, but this time in a whole new way to help Arizona win game 1 of the series on Friday night. He made two of the most exciting plays in Snakes history and he did it in a couple of minutes. With the Dbacks up two runs in seventh, Peralta hit a ball into the right field gap for an RBI triple. That was his second extra base hit of the night. Then he did something that hasn’t been done in a Dbacks uniform since August 19, 2007. Peralta timed a throw from Rockies catcher Michael McKerny and raced for home. He slid in safely. Those two runs helped starter Chase Anderson secure another win. He put together another quality start, allowing just one run in six innings.
Game 2: Rockies-4 Diamondbacks-14
David Peralta is playing for a starting OF spot next year, and he continues to prove why he should be in the starting lineup every day. Peralta hit a grand slam as part of a nine run eighth inning to seal a 14-4 victory over Colorado and a series win. In the top of the eighth, the Rockies had cut to lead to one. Addison Reed was set to enter the game because it would have been a save situation. The offense made sure that fans wouldn’t have to suffer through yet another tense ending. Meanwhile Mark Trumbo hit a three run homer in the third, giving his team the lead. He is swinging a hot bat which is a really good sign. Perhaps the biggest story from this game came on the mound. Trevor Cahill pitched another solid outing going 7 innings while allowing just two runs. He won for the first time since April. In his last three starts he has complied a 3.73 era compared with a 9.17 era in his first four starts.
Game 3: Rockies-5 Diamondbacks-3
The Dbacks had plenty of chances to win this game in nine. Instead the Rockies won the game in 10 thanks to a two run homer from Corey Dickerson off reliever Oliver Perez who took the loss. The Snakes missed a lot of opportunities. Arizona went 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position, and missed an opportunity for a three game sweep against a bad team. The one good sign from this game is that Mark Trumbo continued to stay hot. He hit a two run double in the first to give his team an early lead. He has hit in ten straight games.
Next, the Diamondbacks head to Cleveland to start a three game series with the Indians.