Things didn't start too great for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night against the Rockies and they found themselves in a hole early on that they were unable to climb out of. Manager Kirk Gibson talked before the game about Trevor Cahill and the struggles he has had early in games, hoping that tonight would have been the night he could turn that around. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.
Cahill gave up a lead off triple to Dexter Fowler on the second pitch of the game. Marco Scutaro then proceeded to hit a sac fly deep to right field, giving Colorado the 1-0 lead. That didn't last long, however, as Jason Kubel hit a solo home run, his 22nd of the season, in the bottom of the first to tie things up.
Marco Scutaro kept the RBI machine churning by hitting a double down the left field line in the top of the third, sending pitcher Jeff Francis and Dexter Fowler across the plate. Wilin Rosario followed that up with a solo home run in the fourth, making it 4-1.
Miguel Montero hit a solo home run in the seventh, hoping to put his team back in the race, but to no avail.
The offense never really kicked in for Arizona and they failed to score at least six runs for the first time in eight straight games. Jeff Francis pitched six innings of solid baseball, allowing two earned runs and tossing four strikeouts. His counterpart, Trevor Cahill, hurled from the mound for 6.2 innings, allowing four earned runs and two walks. His ERA is now 3.86 on the season.
It was a special night for D-backs catcher Miguel Montero, as he caught his 537th game, tying him for the franchise record with Chris Snyder. He started his outing with a single into right field, followed by another single in the fourth inning. In the seventh, he hit a solo homer giving him a 3-3 batting line on the night.
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