Arizona 9, Colorado 1
Merrill Kelly gave the Diamondbacks just the sort of dominant outing they needed from their starting pitching as the Snakes took game one of the set in Colorado.
Kelly Stymies Rockies
Merrill Kelly had issues with the way the ball felt coming out of his hand on Friday night. He was also pitching in Coors. Usually, that would lead to a pitcher getting shelled. Merrill Kelly gutted things out though, managing to pitch six innings of one-run ball while walking only one. Kelly’s performance on the mound and the team performance at the plate largely spared Arizona’s bullpen any sort of taxing to open the series in Colorado.
Merrill Kelly took care of business on the mound and Arizona’s offense came piled on runs late, helping the Diamondbacks to a relatively comfortable 9-1 victory in the series opener.
Corbin Carroll’s Speed on Display in Colorado
Move, move, move. Get out of the way, speedster coming through. Poor Perdomo, running at above average speed and still needing to dislodge Carroll’s cleats from his rear.
Ketel Marte with the First Scoring Strike of Friday Night
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