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Collmenter cruises, Dbacks down Rockies 9-1

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Josh Collmenter was great and the offense was even better in a 9-1 drubbing of the Rockies at Chase Field.

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Coming into tonight's game, Jordan Lyles was on a roll. In each of his first 4 starts, he had gone at least 6 innings and had an overall ERA of 2.92. Even though the offense exploded last night, it was against Kyle Kendrick and he's not very good. It was going to be a test to see if the bats truly were awakened before the start of the road trip, or was it just a matter of pouncing on a not-so-good pitcher.

Things started out well for the Josh Collmenter and the Diamondbacks in the 1st. After 2 quick outs, Troy Tulowitzki doubled to left and moved to 3rd on an error by Chris Owings. Before you knew it, Arenado would single to center and the Rockies would take a quick 1-0 lead. The damage was done however and Collmenter would escape any further damage.

The D-backs would respond immediately in their half of the 1st in support of Collmenter. Ender Inciarte singled, and with 1 out Paul Goldschmidt singled as well. With Mark Trumbo up, Ender wandered just a little too far off of 2nd base and was a dead duck. Lyles threw to Descalso at 2nd and in a stroke of luck would hit Ender in the head and ricochet to the dugout to score Ender and move Goldschmidt to 3rd. Mark Trumbo would follow that up with a single to center to make the score 2-1 good guys. Peralta walked but Tomas grounded into an inning-ending double play to end the inning.

Both pitchers settled down after that until the 5th, when the D-backs would strike again. Ender would walk to lead things off. Owings sacrificed himself and Goldschmidt would walk. After Trumbo flew out to deep left field, Peralta would walk for the 3rd time of the game to load the bases for the D-backs with Yasmany Tomas up to bat and he would deliver with a single to right field to score two. With runners on 1st and 3rd, Jordan Pacheco, the one-time Rockie, would drive a pitch to left field and over the wall for his 1st homer of the season and 1st since 2013. That would make the score 7-1 and would be more than enough with Collmenter dealing.

Some other stuff happened, such as:

David Peralta throwing out a guy who was a couple days removed from plantar fasciitis.

David Peralta robbing a hit away from Morneau on a beautiful play.

Josh Collmenter going 8 innings of beautiful pitching.

Enrique Burgos with an 8-pitch 1-2-3 debut.

More runs scored


Source: FanGraphs

NOICE (21.1%) - Josh Collmenter

NICE (15.7%) - Ender Inciarte

NOT NICE (-6.5%) - Chris Owings

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