DENVER -- Right-hander Archie Bradley battled through six innings and his offense did the rest as the D-backs beat the Rockies, 10-5, on Monday night at Coors Field. It was just the D-backs' second win against the Rockies in seven games this year.
Bradley, who was called up from Triple-A Reno to make the spot start, allowed three runs in the fourth as the Rockies took a 4-1 lead. The D-backs, though, responded with a five-run fifth inning that included homers by Jean Segura and Jake Lamb. More >
"Archie had good stuff," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "I don't think his breaking ball was landing for strikes much, he threw it though. His changeup is what helped him with his fastball because like I said before the game it's hard to just throw fastballs against this team. But he was consistently getting ahead and he had a really good fastball so I'm very proud of him."
Colorado shortstop Trevor Story continued his dominance of the D-backs. The rookie has five home runs against them this season and Monday he added a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Starter Tyler Chatwood (4-3) suffered the loss allowing six runs on seven hits over six innings.
"We had a couple opportunities to push across a couple runs, and we were unable to do that for Chatty," Story said. "That was kind of a bummer we didn't come through." More >
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Good eye: The key at-bat in the Rockies' three-run fourth was a one-out walk with Chatwood at the plate. With the game tied at 1-1 and Rockies on first and second, the infield was drawn in to defend against the bunt. Chatwood took a called strike, then watched four fastballs sail out of the strike zone to draw a walk and load the bases. The Rockies followed with three runs on a sacrifice fly and a two-run double from Story. Chatwood scored from first on Story's double, but Story made the final out of the inning when he was thrown out at third on a relay from centerfielder Chris Owings to shortstop Nick Ahmed and Lamb at third.
"With Chatty, it might have taken a little bit out of him, the trip around the bases, then going out there," Weiss said of the five-inning that followed when the D-backs came to bat against Chatwood, who'd just sprinted home from first. "But he got two quick outs before they had the big inning."
Gotta get three: The D-backs fifth inning started off innocently enough with Ahmed grounding out and Bradley striking out. The mood shifted, though, with Segura's homer and then the hits just kept coming as Chatwood was unable to stop the bleeding.
"A lot of good at-bats," Hale said. "Jean had a lot of good at-bats, Herrmann with the triple. So real proud of the guys they battled. It wasn't our best defensive day, but in this ballpark even groundballs are tough in this altitude."
Hello and goodbye: Bradley's stay in the big leagues ended at the end of the game as the D-backs optioned him back to Reno and called up reliever Evan Marshall on Tuesday. Though his stay was short, Bradley contributed by giving each of the Arizona starters an extra day of rest during this stretch in which the team has 36 games in 37 days.
"Every start up here and in Triple-A I just feel like I'm maturing and learning as much as I can every start and starting to learn who I am as a pitcher," Bradley said.
Failure to launch: Trailing 8-4 in the eighth, Colorado put the first three batters of the inning on base, but couldn't score a run. Gerardo Parra laced a leadoff double to left, but was thrown out trying to steal third. Mark Reynolds singled to left, went to second on a balk, and to third on DJ LeMahieu's single to right, but was stranded there when Tony Wolters struck out swinging and pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn lined to right to end the inning.
"That's not a running situation," Weiss said of Parra's attempt to steal third with no one out and the game within reach. "G knows that. He just thought that they weren't paying attention to him. He decided to try and steal third, but that's not a situation where we should be running."
"I don't think he was exactly locked in, but he was throwing the ball well up until that fifth inning. He went back out in the sixth and threw a one-two-three inning in the sixth. It was just that one inning.." -- Weiss, on Chatwood's uncharacteristic five-run fifth.
"It's not mental. Nothing about that's mental. I think it's just so happens to be that way. I don't think I'm throwing the ball bad at home. Giving up homers is the only difference, really." -- Chatwood on the discrepancy between his 4-0 record and 0.33 ERA (0 home runs) on the road and his 0-3 record with a 7.88 ERA (5 home runs) at home. .
UPON FURTHER REVIEW
The D-backs won a manager's challenge in the eighth when it was determined that Phil Gosselin was safe at first base. Gosselin hit a grounder to third that Nolan Arenado made an outstanding play on. He threw off balance and Gosselin was initially called out at first but after a brief review it was determined he beat the two-hop throw.
WHAT'S NEXT D-backs:Rubby De La Rosa will get the start Tuesday night against the Rockies. De La Rosa was originally scheduled to start Monday, but the D-backs called up Archie Bradley to start Monday in order to give each of their starters an extra day of rest.
Rockies:Chris Rusin will try to maintain his momentum and continue his success against the Diamondbacks at 6:40 MT Tuesday. He made his first start of the season April 30 in Arizona and pitched five shutout innings, allowing just one hit with three walks and six strikeouts.