Nunez, Rockies Avoid Sweep, Beat D-Backs For Rare Road Win

Light-hitting Dom Nunez doubled twice as well as singled as the Colorado Rockies prevented a three-game sweep by the team with the most awful record in the majors, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-3 Thursday. The Rockies won for simply the seventh time in 40 road games this season. They’re 31-17 at Coors Field.

Nunez started the day batting simply.159. He racked up two times, drove in a run and also drew a walk. Yonathan Daza drove in 2 runs and Ryan McMahon singled two times as well as racked up two times.

Josh VanMeter struck a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, that were attempting to sweep a three-game collection for the first time because April 20-22 against Cincinnati Reds.

PHOENIX AZ, ARIZONA– JULY 08: Yency Almonte # 62 and Dom Nunez # 3 of the Colorado Rockies commemorate a 9-3 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 08, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona

Chi Gonzalez( 3-5) enabled three made runs and six hits in 5 innings. He likewise added an RBI solitary.

The Rockies scored two times in the 6th off reliever Jordan Weems (0-1) for a 4-3 lead and added four runs in the 7th.

Colorado opened up the inning with four straight hits against Riley Smith. Raimel Tapia and Trevor Story had back-to-back doubles and Brendan Rodgers as well as McMahon adhered to with singles.

 pic-1970486-text-PHOENIX, ARIZONA– JULY 08: CJ Cron # 25 of the Colorado Rockies is struck in the head with a pitch from Riley Smith # 46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 7th inning at Chase Field on July 08, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Cron was removed from the game.

C.J. Cron was then struck in the safety helmet with a 92 miles per hour fastball. He walked to first base under his own power yet was lifted for pinch-runner Jon Gray. Daza’s two-run double made it 8-3.

Arizona filled the bases without outs in the bottom of the 7th, but Colorado reducer Jhoulys Chachin got Josh Rojas as well as VanMeter to bulge and also Eduardo Escobar based out.

The Rockies routed 3-2 in the sixth when Cron was a struck by a pitch and relocated to 2nd on a groundout. With 2 outs, Arizona manager Torey Lovullo ordered an intentional walk to Nunez, who had actually doubled as well as singled in his very first two at-bats.

 pic-1970485-text-PHOENIX, ARIZONA– JULY 08: Yonathan Daza # 2 of the Colorado Rockies responds after striking a two-run dual versus the Arizona Diamondbacks throughout the 7th inning at Chase Field on July 08, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Colorado manager Bud Black pulled Gonzalez for

pinch-hitter Charlie Blackmon, who struck a linking single. Nunez at some point scored on a wild pitch by Weems.Arizona starter Jake Faria surrendered two earned runs as well as five hits in 5 innings. FITNESS INSTRUCTOR’S ROOM Diamondbacks: Minor league pitcher Corbin Martin, one of four players acquired from Houston

in the 2019 trade for Zack Greinke, has been shut down with forearm rigidity. Martin undertook Tommy John surgical procedure in July 2019 … Lovullo said he’s hopeful beginning bottles Madison Bumgarner( shoulder) as well as Zack Gallen( hamstring) will certainly return after the All-Star break.” How quickly after the All-Star break has yet to be established,” Lovullo said. UP NEXT Rockies: Colorado LHP Kyle Freeland( 1-2, 5.50 )will certainly take the pile against San Diego’s Blake Snell( 3-3, 4.99) in the opener

of a three-game series.Diamondbacks: Arizona has yet to call a starter for Friday’s game versus the Los Angeles Dodgers, however Lovullo said Taylor Widener( groin) is a prospect ahead off the damaged list. Widener (1-0, 2.63) made his last start on May 23.

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