After the starters had traded zeroes over the first three inning, Robbie Ray gave up a pair of solo home-runs in the fourth inning, to give the Rockies the lead. However, it was the fifth where he came unglued, failing to retire a batter, while giving up a two-run homer and another solo shot. He finished the night with five runs allowed in just four innings of work: four of the seven hits he allowed left the ballpark. That set up another long night for the bullpen, who had to work five frames. Jake Barrett, Randall Delgado and Enrique Burgos pitched scoreless innings. Keith Hessler and Tyler Clippard did not. Let's just leave it at that, eh?
Meanwhile, Chatwood was handcufffing the D-backs hitters - as mentioned in the preview, we're in good company there, as his last road start involved seven shutout innings of two-hit ball against the Cubs. We did slightly better, getting five hits and three walks over 6.1 innings, but were still largely unable to solve him. Chris Owings had a pair of hits for the Diamondbacks, and Paul Goldschmidt continues to rack up walks at a record pace, now having 25 after a pair tonight.
But, hoo-boy, this was rough. The beercap from Turambar has already been submitted - you can find it if you look around. It'll be polished and re-released when I come back from SnakePit Jr's improv show. I don't think anyone will be too keen to read more about this one.