Arizona Diamondbacks offense stays hot in eighth straight win

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 01: Pinch hitter Daniel Descalso
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 01: Pinch hitter Daniel Descalso /

The Arizona Diamondbacks, one of the hottest teams in baseball, started September off with their eighth straight win. 

The Arizona Diamondbacks took an offensively charged 9-5 win over the Colorado Rockies to start the series in Denver.

The eight-game winning streak is the longest streak the team has had in six years.

Taijuan Walker earned his second straight win, but more importantly, the right-handed pitcher earned 10 strikeouts. Walker is the second Diamondback, along with Robbie Ray, to do that in their current winning streak.

Walker only walked three batters, but the bullpen walked another five. However, Walker held the Rockies scoreless over five innings.

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The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, scored their nine runs on 10 hits, but were also issued seven walks. The win cost the Diamondbacks seven total relievers.

David Hernandez gave up two runs in 0.2 innings, while Jorge De La Rosa walked a batter before J.J. Hoover ended the sixth inning.

Then, Silvino Bracho and Andrew Chafin were responsible for the Rockies attempted comeback. Three runs were charged to Bracho who loaded the bases with no outs for Chafin.

Chafin stayed in the game for the eighth inning, but a leadoff single brought in Archie Bradley.

Fernando Rodney closed the game, but it was not a save opportunity.

Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland pitched four innings, the fourth straight starter who failed to make it to the fifth inning against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks offense was led by A.J. Pollock, who went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and one RBI. But, arguably, the biggest hit of the game was a three-run homer off the bat of Daniel Descalso in the seventh inning.

Descalso had the only Diamondbacks home run, but Adam Rosales and J.D. Martinez added a double each, while Pollock had a triple.

The Diamondbacks lead the National League in doubles, triples and extra-base hits.

But, arguably, the best win of the game was holding the Rockies to 1-for-13 with RISP while the Diamondbacks were 5-for-12.

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The team has extended their lead in the Wild Card race to 4.5 games, while the Rockies are barely holding a one-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Diamondbacks will look to keep the winning streak going on Saturday as Patrick Corbin faces Jon Gray.