The Arizona Diamondbacks’ offense has been struggling as is, so it didn’t help matters Monday when starting pitcher Chase Anderson allowed five runs over 5.1 innings to the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field.
But the D-backs nevertheless battled their way back into the game, scoring four runs over the last five innings and putting together a ninth-inning rally before Mark Trumbo grounded out to end the game with runners on the corners.
Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt, however, did their part to help their team snap out of their offensive funk by collecting multiple hits apiece in the game and each reaching base three times. And there were contributions up and down the lineup, with all spots in the lineup reaching base at some point in the night, thanks to nine hits and four walks.
Anderson’s outing was tough to overcome in the end, though. The right-hander allowed 10 men to reach base, striking out four and digging his team into a hole immediately, as the Rockies put together a three-run first inning.
The D-backs’ bullpen was effective after Anderson’s departure, turning in 3.2 scoreless innings to work around three hits and three walks.
Here’s a look at the game, by the numbers:
Though jumping out to a hot start, D-backs leadoff man Ender Inciarte has been scuffling at the plate over his last eight games, going just 5-for-30 (.166) with a .222 on-base percentage and no extra-base hits.
After going 3-for-5 Monday, Goldschmidt improved his batting average to .294 on the season and his on-base percentage to a team-high mark of .415.
D-backs reliever Evan Marshall turned in his first multi-inning outing of the year Monday, going 2.0 scoreless innings, maneuvering around three hits and a walk. Marshall had previously allowed runs in four of his seven appearances on the year.
Center fielder A.J. Pollock was 1-for-5 and now has a seven-game hitting streak. He saw a team-high 25 pitches against the Rockies and he’s now hitting .329 on the year.
D-backs hitters were just 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position Monday.
The D-backs’ two-run fifth inning snapped a 20-inning scoreless streak dating back to early in Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, who has been struggling at the plate since the outset of the season, was driven in by Inciarte.
Relief pitcher Brad Ziegler has retired 25 of the last 26 batters he’s faced, with the only man to reach base against him doing so with an intentional walk.