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Rockies @ Dbacks Recap: Snakes snap losing streak

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The bats for the Arizona Diamondbacks came alive on Tuesday and the team ended an offensive slump. They also finally ended their four game losing streak as they knocked off the Colorado Rockies.

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The first three batters for the Diamondbacks singled and Mark Trumbo then subsequently hit a triple to knock them all in.

The Diamondbacks would never look back and cruised their way to ten runs. Archie Bradley had a fantastic first inning where he set down the order. However, his night came to an abrupt end as he was struck in the face by a line drive that traveled 115 mph.

The good news is that he was able to walk off on his own power.

Bradley was then immediately taken to the hospital for further testing. Bradley has been nothing short of spectacular to start his career and it was certainly a scary moment. Best wishes to a speedy recovery for the young pitcher.

It was also a rough night on the mound for Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick. He was roughed up for 10 hits and 8 runs. He came into the game with a 6.58 ERA and left with an 8.36 ERA.

Paul Goldschmidt had three hits on the night and drove in three runs. Trumbo however was the story of the night as he went 4-4 with 4 rbi’s and fell just a double short of the cycle.

David Peralta also chipped in with a big home run of his own to extend the Diamondbacks lead when the Rockies were threatening to get closer.

The Good: Mark Trumbo and the offense came alive finally and delivered some much needed pop to the offense. Trumbo is now batting an impressive .324. Rookie Yasmany Tomás chipped in two hits of his own.

The Bad: Everything went fine for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, but it was Archie Bradley’s injury that was the real downside of the game. He has been a workhorse all year for the team and hopefully he has a speedy recovery. Head injuries can never be taken lightly, especially when getting hit by a ball at 115 mph.

Up Next: The Diamondbacks have a chance to win another series against a division opponent. Arizona has won series against Los Angeles and San Francisco thus far. Adding one against Colorado would go a long way.

Jordan Lyles (2-1 2.92 ERA)  vs. Josh Collmenter (1-3 3.65 ERA)  6:40 P.M. MST

Hovering around .500 and heading into May with a chance at three series wins against division opponents would be a big step forward in the growth of the future for the Diamondbacks this season.

To have a chance, they’ll need their ace to be dynamic.

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