Patrick Corbin held Colorado to only two hits, as he worked into the seventh inning, recording an out there for the second consecutive start. He ended with 6.1 innings, allowing no runs on just two hits, with two walks and six strikeouts. The shutout was under serious threat in the fifth inning, after he loaded the bases full of Rockies, with no outs, but an infield fly, groundball force at home and groundout allowed him to escape the threat. The bullpen took over and held things together: Jorge De La Rosa looked particularly good, striking out the side on 11 pitches in the eighth. He allowed the D-backs to extend their NL record for games with more than 10 K’s, to seven.
However, the offense struggled to solve the Rockies’ pitching every bit as much, not managing a hit with runners in scoring position in regulation. A controversial interference call on A.J. Pollock helped eliminate such an at-bat for Paul Goldschmidt in the 10th (MUCH more on that in the full recap), and Jake Lamb grounded out with the bases loaded for Arizona in the bottom of the 12th. Meanwhile, Randall Delgado was doing yeoman’s work, throwing three scoreless innings. In the bottom of the 13th, Brandon Drury singled to lead things off, and Daniel Descalso homered into the pool area. Justice, it’s safe to say, was served.