Jun. 6, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley throws in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Dbacks Defeat Rockies 6-1 In Series Finale Behind Strong Start From Wade Miley

The Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies Wednesday night behind a strong eight innings from Wade Miley and three hits from Paul Goldschmidt.

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Kennedy Fans Twelve As Kubel Leads D-Backs Offense In 10-0 Drubbing Of Rockies

One night after being shutout 4-0, the Diamondbacks came out and returned the favor with a 10-0 victory over the Rockies Tuesday evening. Ian Kennedy had perhaps his most impressive 2012 start thus far allowing only five hits over six innings while tying his career-high in strikeouts with 12. Jason Kubel lead the offensive charge with five RBIs and three runs.

The ballgame started off with two towering two-run home runs, one from Aaron Hill in the second and another from Kubel in the third to put the D-backs up 4-0. The offensive onslaught would continue from there with Arizona getting three more runs off Rockies starter Jeremy Guthrie (3.1 IP, 7 ER, 11 H) before he could make it out of the fourth inning alive.

With Kennedy at his best, it seemed like he was destined to get to that elusive 13th strikeout after getting to 12 Ks twice before in his career (Aug. 26 2010 vs. SD and Sep. 19, 2011 vs. PIT). But alas, his pitch count was at 103 after the sixth frame and manager Kirk Gibson elected to go to the pen for Josh Collmenter. Collmenter would go on to pitch two nearly flawless innings of his own, allowing only one hit and striking out three.

In the eighth, the D-backs would take on three more thanks to a Gerardo Parra solo shot (his fourth hit of the night), a Kubel RBI-triple and a Miguel Montero sacrifice fly.

With the win, the Diamondbacks move to only four games under .500 (26-30). Wade Miley (6-2) heads to the bump to take on Josh Outman (0-1) Wednesday evening as the Diamondbacks look to take their second straight series against a divisional opponent.


Diamondbacks Skunked By Mystery Lefty, Fall To Rockies 4-0

The Arizona Diamondbacks struggles at home / against lefties / on Mondays / wearing white continued in the series opener against the Colorado Rockies. You would have thought they were facing Justin Verlander instead of Rockies lefty Christian Friedrich who was making just his sixth start in The Show and was (was) sporting an ERA of 5.59.

That ERA fell to 4.50 after Friedrich threw seven innings of four-hit, shutout baseball against the D-backs who are now 10-16 at home and are hitting just .237 against left-handed starters. If only the D-backs had a big right-handed bat in their lineup.

Justin Upton went 0-4 on the game and is hitting .243 on the season. Will he eventually show up and start playing like Justin Upton? We keep thinking, 'yes', but the performance at the plate keeps screaming, 'no'.

At least Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games. On they other hand, they got shutout for the first time this season and lost the game.

Joe Saunders wasn't pretty, but it's pretty hard to put the blame on his four earned runs allowed when his offense gave him nothing to work with.

Watching a bad team is frustrating. Watching a good team play bad is maddening.

Ian Kennedy will face Jeremy Guthrie on Tuesday. Guthrie is a righty so perhaps the Snakes will have a chance to score a run or three. We'll see.

For more on the D-backs, visit AZ Snakepit.

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