This bore all the signs of a slug-fest early, as the Rockies scored twice in the top of the first, only for the D-backs to respond with three in the bottom half. And so it proved. Arizona had leads of both 5-2 and 8-5, but weren’t able to put away Colorado. Neither starter had a good night, Robbie Ray allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk with two K’s over 5.1 innings, but left with the chance of a win as German Marquez was tagged for six runs in five.
With a three-run lead after six, Torey Lovullo turned to his A-bullpen, but Archie Bradley had the worst outing of his relief career. A six-run seventh was capped by a grand-slam, giving the Rockies an 11-8 lead, and that proved just enough. Arizona had the go-ahead run at the plate in the eighth, and also with no outs in the ninth, but couldn’t convert. While A.J. Pollock had a five-hit night, and David Peralta four, the second half opened on a very disappointing note for the D-backs.
Turamber will be along with the full beercap in a bit.