A three-run homer from J.D. Martinez kept the Diamondbacks’ first inning scoring streak alive. But unlike last night, that was most of the scoring the bats could muster. Fortunately, Patrick Corbin was excellent. He held the Rockies to one run over 5.1 innings, that run coming after a ball to the outfield wall ricocheted back past A.J. Pollock, and turned into a Coors Field triple. Corbin allowed only one other hit, while walking three and striking out four.
The bullpen had their wobbles, and so did Martinez, whose two-base error in the bottom of the sixth led to an unearned run. But Andrew Chafin got a huge strikeout to end the seventh, then Archie Bradley worked a scoreless eighth. The D-backs added a four run in the sixth inning, largely courtesy of a Nolan Arenado error and a wild pitch. Two insurance runs then scored in the ninth, Martinez adding his fourth RBI, with a wild pitch completing the scoring. As last night, Fernando Rodney came in for a “Coors Field save”, and worked a clean inning.
The D-backs have now led for 52 consecutive innings.