Rubby de la Rosa for the Diamondbacks and Jorge de la Rosa for the Rockies matched up today in the first ever meeting between pitchers with the last name de la Rosa. Luckily for the Diamondbacks, good Rubby decided to show up. He went 7 innings, giving up just a solo homer to Nolan Arenado before giving way to Daniel Hudson, who promptly gave up a solo homer of his own to Tulowitzki to tie things up at 2.
His command faltered after that, giving up a walk to Blackmon, sac bunt to Ynoa, intentional walk to Arenado, grounder that scored Blackmon and moved Arenado to 3rd after a pitiful rundown attempt, and a walk to McKenry before being removed for Oliver Perez. Perez walked pitch-hitter Nick Hundley, an Aaron Hill error that scored 2 runs, and an intentional walk to Tulowitzki before getting Blackmon to strike out to end the inning. Another great start wasted away by the bullpen.
The offense was a balanced attack with 7 starters grabbing a hit. Wellington Castillo singled home a run in the 6th with two outs and back to back doubles by Ahmed and Pollock in the 7th scored another run. In the 9th, Cliff Pennington led things off with a walk, Saltalamacchia singled, and Danny Dorn hit a grounder to 1st to score a run. Pollock hit a single to give the Dbacks runners on the corners with 1 out and Goldy up, but he flew out to left field after 11 pitches. It scored a run, but with 2 outs and Yasmany Tomas up, Axford struck him out to end the game.