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Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 1

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Josh Collmenter was brilliant, going 8 innings and giving up only 1 unearned run and the offense was just as good scoring 9 runs on 13 hits.

After splitting the first two games, the Diamondbacks needed a win tonight to salvage the home stand and boy did they ever. Josh Collmenter, despite a shaky first inning unaided by an error from Chris Owings, showed exactly why he is the Diamondbacks ace with 8 innings of great pitching against a suddenly struggling Colorado offense. He lowered his ERA on the season to 2.76. Also of note was Enrique Burgos making his MLB debut and he was just as good, showing his mid-90's fastball and plus slider in a 1-2-3 9th inning.

For the offense, every position player had a hit and were led by Paul Goldschmidt with 3 of them. Yasmany Tomas had a 2-run single with the bases loaded and Jordan Pacheco followed that up with his first home run since May of 2013. Both of these were with 2 outs in a 5-run 5th inning. After a miserable Pirates series, this type of performance was definitely needed.

The Diamondbacks have a day off tomorrow before leaving on a 6-game road trip with the Dodgers and Rockies.