Inside the Box: D-backs start series on right foot

Sep 5, 2011, 8:46 PM | Updated: 10:29 pm

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September 5, 2011: Diamondbacks 10, Rockies 7

The Good:

We don’t know if it was the thin mountain air or just a great day, but the Diamondbacks hitters certainly did their job on Monday. Justin Upton and Geoff Blum both homered, Aaron Hill hit two doubles and the D-backs scored a total of 10 runs, with nearly everyone contributing.

Wade Miley got his third win of the season. We were a little worried after he got popped in his MLB debut against Atlanta last month, but he looks to be fitting into the rotation quite well.

The Bad:

The D-backs had a seven-run lead going into the ninth inning. Then Micah Owings came in. He looked good through his first two outs, then gave up a single homer to Dexter Fowler. Owings walked the next two, then gave up yet another home run, bringing the score to 10-7.

In the sixth inning, Upton was hit by a pitch. That makes number 17 on the year. This really is getting a bit ridiculous.

The Funky:

Upton hit his 27th home run of the season in the first inning, setting a career-high for home runs in a season.

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Inside the Box: D-backs start series on right foot