Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 2

Christian Petersen

If not the blowout win for which we hoped, the Diamondbacks got it done, taking three from four against the Rockies, to move into a tie for the NL West lead. They're now five games above .500 - that's higher than they were at any time last season.

Patrick Corbin continued his string of excellent outings, taking a shutout into the sixth innings for the Diamondbacks. He did scatter nine hits over his 6.2 innings, but walked none and struck out five, while allowing two runs, both earned. He was lifted with two on and two out in the seventh, and Matt Reynolds stranded both inherited runners. Heath Bell pitched a clean eighth, and unlike the previous two Corbin outings, J.J. Putz came in and closed things out in the ninth, to get Patrick the win - though not before the tying run was in scoring position. The victory improved Corbin's record to 3-0.

On offense, the team took advantage of some defensive woes behind the plate for Colorado, scoring twice on a passed ball, then a wild pitch, during the same at-bat to Jason Kubel in the third inning. Josh Wilson and Cody Ross had RBI hits in the fourth and fifth to complete the Arizona scoring. Gerardo Parra had two hits, while Miguel Montero could be on the verge of busting out - he had a hit, a walk, and just missed a home-run.

We now wait for the arrival of the Giants, who look to be on their way to losing their fifth straight. The series against them starts tomorrow night at Chase, with Matt Cain taking on Ian Kennedy. imstillhungry95 will be along with the full recap in a bit.

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