Chase Anderson put together six solid innings, with just a solo run against him to blot the copybook. He gave up four hits, walked one batter and struck out six, reducing his season ERA to an ever more respectable 3.06. Oliver Perez, Evan Marshall, Brad Ziegler and Addison Reed took things the rest of the way. The Rockies never particularly threatened, having only three at-bats all night with runners in scoring position before Reed's contractually obliged ninth-inning runs. The D-backs weren't particularly clutch, going 1-for-8 with RISP, but the "1" was a biggie, being Miguel Montero's 12th home-run of the year, a three-run shot in the 1st inning, which put Arizona ahead to stay.
There was concern after a bases-loaded, one out chance in the fifth was wasted on an umpire blunder, the officials not realizing Jordan Pacheco fouled the ball off his leg and into a double-play. However, two runs in the seventh boosted the margin, David Peralta tripling home a run, then stealing in when the catcher threw an eephus back to the pitcher. Peralta had two hits and a walk, with Ender Inciarte getting two hits as well. Montero reached base four times, on three walks and his homer. The win ends our three-game losing streak, and tomorrow sees Jorge de la Rosa taken on Trevor Cahill.
Turambar will be around with a frothy, sweet-tasting beercap shortly.