Rockies Fall To Dbacks As Blackmon’s Bat Goes Quiet

Starling Marte drove and homered in 4 runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Wednesday in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, yet none by blistering Charlie Blackmon.

Blackmon began the game batting an astonishing.500 for the Rockies. He went 0 for 4, finishing his hitting touch at 15 video games, as well as his typical dipped to.472.

Blackmon got on deck when Trevor Story, who doubled two times and also singled, grounded into a game-ending dual play.

Nolan Arenado homered two times and doubled for the Rockies.

pic-1880266-text-DENVER, CO– AUGUST 12: Starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela # 49 of the Colorado Rockies strolls off the field during the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on August 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.

Marte had 3 hits, consisting of a consent single in an eight-run 7th inning. It was 5-all going into the inning.

” It was about time,” claimed David Peralta, who assisted break the video game open in the 7th with a three-run dual. “We were locating some holes. We’ve been hitting the sphere actually well however could not find the hole. This just occurred. So when this example occurs it’s enjoyable. When you do the ideal point as well as points go your way, it’s fun. We simply have to keep it up.”

Nick Ahmed had three hits and a pair of RBIs as well as Kole Calhoun included 3 hits with an RBI for the Diamondbacks, that took 2 of three to refute Colorado its 6th consecutive series win to start the season.

Ryan McMahon, swinging on a 3-0 count, connected for a three-run homer to go after Arizona starter Luke Weaver with one out in the 4th inning.

” I believed I hit some spots pretty well, obtained a little unlucky on some positioning, where we position our individuals in the right way, as well as they simply discovered some openings today,” Weaver stated. “And that 3-0, that’s a fascinating matter. You’re trying to get back in the count and also he marketed out to the pitch and also got one.”

It was the first crowning achievement by a Rockies player on a 3-0 matter since Michael Cuddyer did it at Atlanta on May 24, 2014.

” Honestly, the best part concerning it was Skip (supervisor Bud Black) offering me the thumbs-up there,” said McMahon, who has actually dealt with strikeouts this season. He has 28 on the season, including three more around his homer as well as single.

” To be really straightforward, I’ve just really felt really shed,” McMahon included. “I haven’t had a terrific feel for the (strike area) which is typically something I take a lot of pride in. It’s tough for me right now.”

Garrett Hampson added a career-high 4 hits for the Rockies. A total of 11 gamers had multihit video games, seven with a minimum of three hits.

Andrew Chafin (1-0) got the win with an inning of scoreless relief.

With the score linked at 5 in the 7th, the Diamondbacks emerged. Peralta struck the vital strike with a three-run dual off Tyler Kinley (0-1), who did not retire any of the five batters he faced. Ahmed and Calhoun each had a pair of hits in the inning.

Arizona homered in a club-record 16th straight video game at Coors Field and enhanced to 9-3 in its last 12 versus the Rockies.

Colorado starter Antonio Senzatela went 6 innings and enabled 5 operate on 9 hits.


Rockies: INF Chris Owings left the game after the second inning as a result of tightness in his left hamstring. Hampson moved from center field to 2nd base to change him and Sam Hilliard went into the game to change Hampson in. … RHP Scott Oberg, who’s been sidelined since the begin of the period by a back injury as well as a reoccurrence of embolism concerns in his pitching arm, has been undertaking a series of examinations however there’s no schedule for his return. Oberg has actually handled vascular troubles in his arm twice formerly, missing time in August 2019 as well as August 2016.

Manager Bud Black claimed he spoke to Oberg earlier Wednesday and also the reliever was in great spirits as well as expected to return residence to the Philadelphia location quickly to undertake added examinations. He remains sidelined forever. “There’s actually no clear course to what is going to occur with Scott,” Black claimed.


Diamondbacks: Arizona has an off day Thursday complied with by a season-high 17 straight video games prior to their next off day on Aug. 31. RHP Merrill Kelly (2-1, 2.29) is slated to start Friday night’s collection opener in Arizona versus the San Diego Padres, whose starter is to be determined.Rockies: Following an off day Thursday, the Rockies begin a stretch of 20 video games in 20 days starting Friday night in a collection opener versus the Texas Rangers. Colorado RHP Ryan Castellani (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is slated to start versus the Rangers’ RHP Lance Lynn (2-0, 1.16 ERA).

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