The Arizona Diamondbacks were lucky to even get both games in on Tuesday but they managed to beat the rain and at least beat the Colorado Rockies one out of two times. The first game was a complete disaster as the Mercury's newest farm system ace, Josh Collmenter, picked up his first loss and the bullpen exploded in the 12-4 beat down.
Game 2 was a much different story. Joe Saunders pitched another solid game giving up just two earned runs in eight innings of work. It was a gritty performance from the veteran left-hander who saw Aaron Heilman and Juan Gutierrez give up a combined seven runs in the day game.
Offensively, the D-bats with Xavier Nady and Melvin Mora each driving in two runs in the first game and Kelly Johnson coming through in Game 2 with a home run and RBI double.
With the split, the D-backs retain their tight grip on a .500 record.
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Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 12: A Load Of Balls - AZ Snake Pit
It's funny how a game can turn. This one looked to be leaning heaving toward the Diamondbacks, as the curse of the opposing pitcher continued, with Jorge De La Rosa forced out of the game one out into the third inning. Before the end of that frame, Arizona were 3-0 up, and looking forward to taxing the Colorado bullpen. However, things didn't quite work out that way. Josh Collmenter couldn't throw strikes, the Diamondbacks bullpen proved to be the one which was taxed, Juan Gutierrez got injured, the Rockies scored the next twelve runs, and the six-game winning streak evaporated like Charlie Sheen's marketability. Yuck. Wish the rain had kept coming down.