Shelby Miller's second start since returning to the roster did not go as well as his first. Mind you, the Colorado Rockies are a considerably more daunting opponent than the Philadelphia Phillies, particularly at Coors. And that's especially true when your defense isn't exactly helping. But it would take a particularly rose-tinted set of glasses to see this outing as much of a success: Miller ended up charged with seven earned runs on ten hits and a walk, with five strikeouts, and perhaps took one for the team on a day when we needed length from the starter, going six innings.
Arizona did take the lead, Paul Goldschmidt driving in a run in the first with a single. They also did a good job of coming back late, getting a pair in the seventh on a Michael Bourn home-run, and adding three in the eighth to pull back to within one run of Colorado. However, Josh Collmenter gave the Rockies an insurance run or four in their half of the eighth, and that was it. Welington Castillo had three hits, Nick Ahmed and Bourn a pair, while Brandon Drury walked twice. Jean Segura, somehow, walked a career-high four times. The last month he had that many? September 2014.