Today’s game followed yesterday’s script. The Diamondbacks fell behind 1-0 after Charlie Blackmon golfed out a home run to lead off the bottom of the first inning. Small ball from the light-hitting section of the lineup lead to Jeff Mathis tying the game with a groundout to the shortstop. Not satisfied for simply tying the game, the Dbacks plated 4 runs each in the 3rd and 4th innings to blow the game open. Chris Owings lined a no-doubt homer to left-center in the 3rd and Paul Goldschmidt hit a Coors Field special to right to pass Jake Lamb for the MLB RBI lead.
That was more than enough run support for Zack Godley, who pitched another great game. After the Blackmon homer, he retired 20 of 22 hitters, only allowing a Nolan Arenado single in the 1st and a Blackmon walk in the 3rd. Godley was able to strand Arenado at 3rd and a sliding stop by Owings on a ball hit up the middle started a double play that erased the Blackmon walk.
The win gives the Diamondbacks a big series win against an opponent ahead of them in the standings and completes a 7-1 road trip, which is huge for the team’s postseason chances. The team is now 20-18 on the road and have a signature series win against a quality opponent. James Attwood will have the full recap up some time later tonight.