Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Mark Trumbo was a double shy of the cycle,
finishing 4-for-4 with three runs and four RBI to power the Arizona
Diamondbacks to a 12-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the second of a
three-game set on Tuesday.
Paul Goldschmidt supplied three hits, three RBI and two runs scored and David
Peralta hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, who ended a four-game skid.
Starter Archie Bradley’s outing was cut short after he was struck in the head
by Carlos Gonzalez’s line drive in the second inning.
Play was halted and the medical staff was summoned after the pitcher fell down
and was motionless on the mound. He was conscious, but bleeding. He eventually
walked off under his own power and responded to the crowd’s cheers with a
“It was really tough,” Trumbo said on Bradley’s injury. “He seems to be in
good spirits so that’s good news.”
Arizona head athletic trainer Ken Crenshaw informed the media after the game
that Bradley’s prognosis was positive and that he did not have a concussion.
Andrew Chafin (1-0) relieved Bradley and earned the win after giving up two
runs on six hits with four strikeouts over 2 2/3 frames.
Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Kyle
Kendrick (1-3) was peppered for eight runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings for the
Arizona led 3-0 before Kendrick even recorded an out. A.J. Pollock singled to
open the game and moved to second before Chris Owings’ base hit placed runners
on the corners. Goldschmidt provided an RBI single on a grounder up the middle
and Trumbo hustled for a two-run triple.
Morneau hit a ground-rule double to start the second. After striking out Nolan
Arenado, Bradley was hit in the face by Gonzalez’s line drive. Chafin replaced
him and walked Nick Hundley to load the bases. DJ LeMahieu followed with a RBI
single to center to put the Rockies on the board.
In the third, Colorado loaded the bases on a walk and two singles, but Chafin
struck out Gonzalez and Hundley to escape the jam.
Each team added two runs in the fourth. Kendrick and Blackmon each doubled to
bring in a run and Troy Tulowitzki’s RBI single two batters later tied the
In the home half, Trumbo led off with a grounder up the middle and came home
after Peralta crushed a 2-0 cutter to right for a 5-3 lead.
Trumbo continued to knock around Kendrick in the fifth by golfing a low
cutter to center, plating Goldschmidt, who got aboard with a one-out double.
After Peralta doubled, Christian Bergman relieved Kendrick and issued a walk
to Yasmany Tomas. Peralta moved to third on a wild pitch and made it an 8-3
game after Aaron Hill grounded into a force out.
Blackmon had an RBI single in the sixth, but Tomas doubled in a run during the
seventh. Ender Inciarte followed suit in the eighth inning and Goldschmidt
drove in two with a two-bagger for a 12-4 score.
Justin Morneau’s run-scoring single in the ninth accounted for the final
Arizona reliever Brad Ziegler, who tossed a flawless eighth, has now retired
10 straight and 27 of the last 28 batters he faced … Pollock extended his
hitting streak to eight games … Goldschmidt has reached base via hit or walk
in 19 straight games vs. Rockies … The Diamondbacks will send Josh
Collmenter to the mound to face Colorado’s Jordan Lyles in the rubber match.