The Rockies took an early lead, scoring on a pair of two-out hits in the top of the first inning. They then doubled that advantage when the slumping Trevor Story realized he was back at Chase Field, and homered in the third inning. The D-backs did get one back in the bottom half of that frame, a Paul Goldschmidt single driving in A.J. Pollock to make it a one-run game. But the D-backs were unable to get any closer than that, the most obvious chance being in fifth when they wasted a second and third, one out situation.
Ray fell one out short of seven innings, a lead-off walk coming around to score in the seventh. He allowed three runs on five hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts. Randall Delgado, Tom Wilhelmsen and (making his D-backs debut) T.J. McFarland kept the Rockies off the board the rest of the way. But the offense managed just that one run, on six hits (all singles) - both figures season lows at Chase. We clearly must have done something to displease St. Penelope on her saint’s day. :(
Turambar will be along with the beercap shortly.