The D-backs lost on Social Media Night at Chase Field, and it was a deflating victory, on a night where the ball was flying far in downtown Phoenix. Arizona got things started with a pair of long-balls in the second inning, off the bats of Brandon Drury and Jeff Mathis. Inevitably, the Rockies’ Trevor Story homered to make it a one-run game, but a two-run double from Yasmany Tomas made it 4-1. Jake Lamb then unleashed the longest home-run seen in the majors this year, measured at around 470 ft (depending on who you ask), and that two-run bomb made it 6-1 to the D-backs.
However, the Rockies’ potent offense was far from done. Zack Greinke had escaped some big jams in his outing, and ended up allowing three runs over six innings, on nine hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. Despite being five down after five inning, Colorado had the tying run on base with no outs in the sixth, as neither Andrew Chafin nor J.J. Hoover could record an out. Jorge De La Rosa and Archie Bradley restored order, getting five outs in 15 combined pitches.
Unfortunately, Fernando Rodney blew chunks, again. The Rockies scored three times in the ninth, and held on to take the win. The D-backs are now 11-2 when scoring more than four runs. In both the defeats, Rodney blew the save and took the loss. A change had better be coming.