MLB: Diamondbacks Sweep Rockies
The D-Backs wrapped up a successful series in Colorado last night, winning their third out of three games against the Rockies. After starting off the series with a 4-2 win, it seemed like the next two games at Coors Field could sway in favor of either team. Arizona ended that theory decisively on Wednesday night, putting double digits on the board and taking the second game 16-8.
After a score deficit like that, both teams had a lot to talk about to prepare for Thursday night’s game, but the Diamondbacks came back with the same tenacity as they had the night before, and Rockies starter Juan Nicasio allowed seven runs in just over five innings (a season high).
Miguel Montero played tremendously during Wednesday night’s game with six RBIs, and although he added one more the following night, Thursday night’s star scorer was no doubt Chris Owings. The shortstop finished up the evening with 4 RBIs.
The series sweep was a severe blow to Colorado, who have now lost seven straight games, the longest losing streak they’ve had since 2012. A win is sorely needed soon if the Rockies want to avoid hitting rock bottom. They’re now looking at a 28-31 record so far this season.
However, the sweep was a healthy boost for the Diamondbacks, who are now at 26-36 this season. They’re heading into Atlanta to face the Braves tonight after three straight wins.
First pitch at Turner Field is scheduled for 6:40 PM.