Just a day after the Arizona Diamondbacks failed to score for Brandon McCarthy on his 12-strikeout career day, they managed to do the virtual opposite.
Starting pitcher Wade Miley gave up seven runs to a team he has never lost to over the course of his three-year career, the Colorado Rockies, while his offense tallied 10 hits and five runs of support.
The Diamondbacks’ struggles with putting together a complete game continued. When the hitting is right, the starting pitching is awry. When the pitching is nails, the bats fall silent. When both the hitting and starting pitching show up, the bullpen struggles and costly defensive mishaps surface.
Such was the case Monday, as the Diamondbacks fell 8-5 to the Rockies.
Here’s a closer look at the loss, by the numbers:
The Rockies beat Miley for the first time ever Monday, snapping a seven-game win streak held over the division foe by the left-hander.
The Diamondbacks still have just two home wins. They have 14 losses, meanwhile, at Chase Field, where they’ve been outscored 55-96.
Believe it or not, Troy Tulowitzki’s three extra-base hits (two doubles and a home run) were his most since May 29, 2010. The Rockies shortstop has hit safely in 10 straight games against the Diamondbacks.
Catcher Miguel Montero has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, going 10-for-30 with a home run, three doubles, seven runs batted in and 10 walks.
Arizona reliever Brad Ziegler has made 11 consecutive scoreless appearances dating to April 8. He has a 1.35 ERA this season.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (2-for-4) extended his career-best hitting streak to 18 games, the longest hitting streak in the baseball this season.
Gerardo Parra’s second-inning home run off Rockies starter Franklin Morales was the first home run by a left-handed Diamondbacks hitter off an opposing left-handed pitcher since April 2, 2013 — 391 days ago.
The Rockies have a major-league high .825 on-base-plus-slugging percentage as a time, thanks to an NL-best 34 home runs. They are slugging a mind-blowing .478 as a team and they put that on display Monday, making Chase Field look like their notoriously hitter-friendly home park, Coors Field.