Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
Login or Register
AP: c8c6d5c8-936b-41c5-ac0f-aaaf6596bd35
Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt follows the flight of his RBI-single against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The D-backs didn't hold a lead for the first 26 innings of their series with the Colorado Rockies over the weekend, but Sunday that took control right on time.

Down to their final three outs and trailing 4-3, Arizona's Didi Gregorius and A.J. Pollock recorded back-to-back hits to lead off the top of the ninth. Alfredo Marte then grounded out to drive in Gregorius, and Gerardo Parra capped the rally with a go-ahead sacrifice fly.

J.J. Putz made it a bit interesting in the bottom half of the inning, but the D-backs left Coors Field with a gritty 5-4 comeback victory.

The Good:

When he came over from the Cincinnati Reds in the three-team trade that sent Trevor Bauer to the Cleveland Indians, shortstop Didi Gregorius was lauded for his ability to play the field.

In three starts with the D-backs, Gregorius has done most of his damage with the bat (.545 batting, two home runs and two RBI).

Sunday, he not only started the ninth-inning rally, but ignited the offense in the fifth with his home run off Juan Nicasio. Nicasio previously had a no-hitter going through the first four innings.

The Bad:

Brandon McCarthy was by no means bad against the Rockies, but he wasn't good either. Another rough inning (gave up three runs on four hits in the third) soured McCarthy's outing, and for whatever reason the 29-year-old continues to struggle in the National League.

For a notorious ground ball pitcher, McCarthy hasn't been terribly accurate with his command in his first four starts with the D-backs. The right-hander continues to leave balls up, and Sunday guys like Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki made him pay.

Noted:

• The loss was the first for the Rockies at Coors Field in 2013.

• In their last four games, the D-backs have scored 10 runs in the eighth inning or later.

• Reliever Matt Reynolds has continued to impress out of the bullpen. The former Rockies pitcher hasn't allowed a run in 9 1/3 innings of work.

• Arizona is 6-0 this season in series finales.

Up Next:

The D-backs will begin a three-game series with the defending champion San Francisco Giants Monday night at AT&T Park. Wade Miley (2-0) will get the start for Arizona. He will be opposed by right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (0-2) of the Rockies. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

Dave Dulberg, Web Content Editor - ArizonaSports.com

share this story:
Attention ArizonaSports.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation with all fans of Arizona sports teams by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing Arizona Sports (KTAR) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Standings
Schedule
Team Leaders
close

Share: