After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the
box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s
time to go Inside the Box for April 27, 2011: Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 3
It sure was catcher Miguel Montero’s night. His three-run homer to right brought in three runs for the D-backs. Montero is now hitting .268 on the year. He also made a great spinning throw to first in the bottom of the sixth that should hit ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10.
Reliever Esmerling Vasquez almost gave up the game in the seventh. After two walks and a hit, Vasquez faced a bases-loaded situation against slugger Jason Giambi, who flew out to bring in one. Ryan Spilborghs, the following batter, singled to center to score on and put a runner on third. Vasquez got out of it thanks to a groundball hit by Jonathan Herrera.
Thanks to Thursday’s win, the D-backs have won five of eight series this month. They are currently two games over .500 and 1.5 games out of first in the NL West.