Sedona Red Recap: Diamondbacks fight through early loss of Bradley, beat Rockies
For the record, the Arizona Diamondbacks won Tuesday night, beating the Colorado Rockies, 12-5, in front of an announced crowd of 18,792 at Chase Field to even the series at a game apiece.
The victory snapped the D-backs season-high four-game losing streak and a five-game skid against the Rockies.
But it took a backseat to the health and well-being of starter Archie Bradley.
The 22-year-old right-hander took a Carlos Gonzalez line drive to his face with one out in the second inning.
Immediately, the D-backs training staff, manager Chip Hale, pitching coach Mike Harkey and all eight position players converged on the mound.
After several minutes Bradley was rolled over onto his back before eventually sitting up and then walking off the field under his own power, holding a towel to his face.
Bradley, according to trainer Ken Crenshaw, suffered “some small changes in the sinus cavity” but showed no symptoms of a concussion and will follow-up with the team’s ear, nose and throat specialist Wednesday.
Bradley left with the D-backs ahead 3-0 thanks to a season-best four consecutive hits in the first inning, capped by Mark Trumbo’s two-run triple.
Trumbo would add three more hits, including a two-run home run in the fifth, a ball that landed on the concourse in center field, 451 feet from home plate.
Trumbo finished a double shy of the cycle, going 4-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored.
Paul Goldschmidt added three hits and three RBI.
He needed only 13 pitches, 10 of which were strikes, including a 93-mph fastball up in the zone that Corey Dickerson futilely chased for the first strikeout of the game.
The second was by Yasmany Tomas. With two outs in the seventh, in his 20th official at-bat of the season, he hit a run-scoring double to center field to make it a 9-4 ball game. It was his first extra-base hit and RBI of his big league career. Tomas has reached base safely in all five of his starts.
STAT OF THE GAME
12: The number of D-backs runs, setting a season-high
HE SAID IT
“The guys did a great job; good at-bats. We got the ball up a little bit and we were able to do some damage early, and then continue to do it during the game. That’s a good sign for me because sometimes you score runs early and you shut it down and we just kept having good at-bats. Very nice job.” — Chip Hale
The series and homestand closes out with a pair of right-handers — Josh Collmenter and Jordan Lyles — taking the mound on Wednesday, April 29.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 with pregame coverage beginning 30 minutes earlier on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.
Collmenter (1-3) sports a 2.70 ERA (6 ER in 20.0 IP) over his last three appearances. In his last time out, he recorded a quality start with three runs in six innings but was saddled with the loss, 4-1, to the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 24.
Collmenter is 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA in eight career starts against the Rockies.
Meanwhile, Lyles (2-1), in his second season in Colorado, is coming off a win and perhaps his best performance of the year. He allowed one run, scattering six hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 6.2 innings against the San Diego Padres on April 23.
Lyles has faced the D-backs six times in his career, going 1-2 with a 6.46 ERA.