Diamondbacks 12, Rockies 7

Justin Edmonds

Arizona bats stayed alive as they hit three bombs on the way to finishing their first sweep of the season.

Bronson Arroyo did all that could be hoped for tonight, going 6 1/3 innings, and giving up only 4 runs off 6 hits and 2 walks. An argument could be made, though, that the Diamondbacks were lucky to not get clapt up, given that 5 of those 6 hits were extra bases. Arroyo was largely able to fool the Rockies, but when the Colorado batters could square up on one, they hit it hard.

The Diamondbacks jumped out of the gate all over Juan Nicasio, eventually tagging him for 11 hits and 7 runs. He did some how manage to squeak by for 5 1/3 innings, but after giving up 2 runs in the first, Colorado never clawed their way back.

Home runs by Miguel Montero and Paul Goldschmidt were the Sportscenter highlights, Chris Owings also got himself a trio of hits and shouldn't be ignored. Even Arroyo got in on the act, getting a single in the 6th and eventually coming around to score. Every position player got a hit, so the offense was well spread around.

Of course, Trevor Cahill had to come in be terrible, giving up 2 runs and loading the bases without getting an out. Gibby then blessedly took him out for Oliver Perez. Justin Morneau was his opponent, and he was encouraged to hit directly at Goldschmidt, who camly scooped up the ball and touch first base for the force out.

The D-backs acquired some breathing room in the 8th on a 2 run homer from Chris Owings, who scored Eric Chavez after his one out walk.

And thank Yoda for insurance runs, because of course the Rockies score an inside the park home run in the bottom of the 8th. Other stuff happened, but what matters is we won. Take that Rockies, you got swept!

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