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Arizona at Colorado

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Arizona (75-75) «10341221115191
Colorado (58-92)2020010005122

Diamondbacks 15, Rockies 5

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DENVER -- The Rockies hope pitchers Drew Pomeranz and Alex White can be part of a better future.

Meanwhile, both are enduring a painful present, including Friday night when they pitched in the same game for the first time and Colorado lost 15-5 to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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The loss was the seventh straight for the Rockies, who have been outscored 58-25 in that stretch. They are 58-92 and four losses away from tying the franchise record. They must win five games of their remaining 12 games to avoid 100 losses.

The Diamondbacks set season-highs in runs and hits (19). Rookie Wade Miley (16-10) pitched six innings, allowing 10 hits and five runs but benefited from a 19-hit attack that included five doubles and two homers. Chris Johnson homered among his three hits and drove in three runs. Miguel Montero had three hits and three RBI, and Adam Eaton added a home run for the Diamondbacks, who scored in every inning but the second.

"You can't pitch much worse than that," manager Jim Tracy said, "and that's unfortunate because with all those young kids that we had out there offensively, I thought they were handling themselves extremely well. The early part of the game, we took good at-bats. We had situational at-bats we took advantage of."

Pomeranz and White, the key players in last year's trade that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland, are a combined 3-18 this season. White (2-9) allowed five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Pomeranz gave up four runs and four hits, and walked five in three innings.

"Eighty pitches in three innings, it's not going to get you very far," Tracy said. "Where it's going to get you is a bullpen torn to pieces. That's what it's going to do."

The Diamondbacks seemed to hit almost every pitch. Every position player had at least one hit for Arizona.

"We haven't had one of these in a while, so it felt good," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "Contributions from everybody."

Miley shook off an illness to become the second rookie NL pitcher since 1986 to win 16 games, according to the Diamondbacks. Jason Jennings also won 16 for Colorado in 2002 when he was the NL Rookie of the Year.

Miley didn't consider skipping the start.

"I was going to pitch regardless," he said. "It started last night, just a little sore throat. I woke up this morning all right. As the day went on, I felt a little weak but I was able to battle through it."

Miley was hit hard but kept the damage to a minimum. He allowed five runs and 10 hits and benefited from his team's biggest offensive outburst of the season. Arizona scored in every inning but the second in building a big lead off starter Drew Pomeranz and three relievers.

"You can't pitch much worse than that," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said.

The Diamondbacks broke open a tie game with a four-run fourth inning against Alex White. Montero singled home Justin Upton, Johnson hit a two-run double, and John McDonald - who also had three hits - had an RBI single to give Arizona an 8-4 lead.

"Every time I threw my two-seamer it got hit, and it was hit hard," White said.

Miley found his groove after getting the lead back and set down nine straight at one point.

"When we had that big inning I wanted to get the offense right back in there as quick as I could," Miley said.

Wilin Rosario had three hits for the Rockies, who have lost seven straight.

The Diamondbacks tacked on a run in the fifth on third baseman Chris Nelson's error, and Eaton made it 11-4 in the sixth with a two-run homer off Josh Outman.

Johnson's two-run homer in the seventh -- his 15th -- made it 13-5.

"We had some good at-bats, balls fell in," Johnson said. "Got to score a lot of runs because they can come back pretty easy in this ballpark."

The Rockies jumped ahead when Josh Rutledge had an RBI double in the first and scored on Rosario's single that gave Colorado a brief 2-1 lead.

Montero's two-run double highlighted Arizona's three-run third inning that made it 4-2. Colorado tied it in the bottom half on Nelson's RBI groundout and a sacrifice fly by Andrew Brown.

Notes

Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (left hamstring tightness) didn't play. He is day-to-day. ... Hill needs one double to join Paul Goldschmidt with at least 40. It would be the third time in franchise history two players have reached the mark. ... Montero has a career-high 88 RBIs this season. ... Upton extended his hitting streak to eight games.

 
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Players of the Game
Arizona

C. Johnson
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
Colorado

W. Rosario
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adam Eaton, CF5222110 .273
Aaron Hill, 2B5121103 .298
    Cody Ransom, SS0000000 .213
Justin Upton, RF4320202 .280
    A.J. Pollock, RF0000000 .237
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4212211 .284
    Josh Collmenter, P0000000 .077
Miguel Montero, C5333013 .294
   a- Wil Nieves, PH-C1110000 .304
Chris Johnson, 3B6233023 .282
Gerardo Parra, LF4021100 .270
John McDonald, SS4132111 .250
   b- Jacob Elmore, PH-2B1001000 .185
Wade Miley, P4000026 .172
    Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
   c- Tyler Graham, PH1000010 .000
    Takashi Saito, P0000000 .000
   d- Mike Jacobs, PH-1B1000001 .000
Totals4515191589  
a-singled for Montero in the 9th
b-grounded out for McDonald in the 9th
c-struck out for Shaw in the 8th
d-grounded out for Saito in the 9th
Batting
2B - Aaron Hill 2 (39, Outman, Belisle), Paul Goldschmidt (41, Pomeranz), Miguel Montero (25, Pomeranz), Chris Johnson (28, White)
HR - Adam Eaton (2, Outman), Chris Johnson (15, Roenicke)
SF - Gerardo Parra (2)
RBI - Adam Eaton 2 (4), Aaron Hill (71), Paul Goldschmidt 2 (75), Miguel Montero 3 (88), Chris Johnson 3 (74), Gerardo Parra (35), John McDonald 2 (19), Jacob Elmore (4)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Eaton 2 (3), Paul Goldschmidt (35), Miguel Montero (35), Chris Johnson (38), John McDonald 2 (8)
SB - Justin Upton 2 (16, 3rd base off Pomeranz/Rosario, 2nd base off White/Rosario), Gerardo Parra (14, 2nd base off Outman/Rosario)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - McDonald-Hill-Goldschmidt
E - Miguel Montero (9, Dropped fly)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wade Miley (W,16-10) 61055040 3.25
Bryan Shaw 1100100 3.91
Takashi Saito 1100020 4.66
Josh Collmenter 1000000 3.92
HBP - Rutledge (by Bryan Shaw)
Pitches-Strikes - Wade Miley 91-61, Bryan Shaw 17-9, Takashi Saito 18-14, Josh Collmenter 8-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade Miley 8-6, Bryan Shaw 2-0, Takashi Saito 1-0
Batters Faced - Wade Miley 28, Bryan Shaw 5, Takashi Saito 4, Josh Collmenter 3
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dexter Fowler, CF5110034 .301
Josh Rutledge, 2B4111001 .291
Jordan Pacheco, 1B5110002 .301
Wilin Rosario, C5131000 .263
Chris Nelson, 3B3121100 .296
Andrew Brown, LF3001025 .236
Matt McBride, RF4010002 .196
Jonathan Herrera, SS4021000 .251
Drew Pomeranz, P1010000 .217
    Alex White, P1000000 .179
    Josh Outman, P0000000 .111
   a- Charlie Blackmon, PH1000001 .250
    Josh Roenicke, P0000000 .083
    Matt Belisle, P0000000 .000
   b- Tyler Colvin, PH1000011 .285
    William Harris, P0000000 .000
Totals37512516  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Outman in the 6th
b-struck out for Belisle in the 8th
Batting
2B - Josh Rutledge (17, Miley), Wilin Rosario (17, Miley), Chris Nelson (18, Miley), Jonathan Herrera (8, Saito), Drew Pomeranz (1, Miley)
SF - Andrew Brown (2)
RBI - Josh Rutledge (34), Wilin Rosario (67), Chris Nelson (48), Andrew Brown (7), Jonathan Herrera (11)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Andrew Brown 1
E - Chris Nelson (13, Misplayed grounder), Wilin Rosario (15, Throwing)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drew Pomeranz 3444540 5.30
Alex White (L,2-9) 1.1555310 5.55
Josh Outman 1.2422011 8.75
Josh Roenicke 1222011 3.22
Matt Belisle 1211020 3.26
William Harris 1211000 5.63
IBB - Parra by Alex White
WP - Alex White (6)
Pitches-Strikes - Drew Pomeranz 85-50, Alex White 41-21, Josh Outman 23-18, Josh Roenicke 18-12, Matt Belisle 16-13, William Harris 11-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Drew Pomeranz 1-4, Alex White 2-2, Josh Outman 2-1, Josh Roenicke 2-0, William Harris 3-0
Batters Faced - Drew Pomeranz 18, Alex White 13, Josh Outman 8, Josh Roenicke 5, Matt Belisle 5, William Harris 5
Game Information
Attendance - 42359
Game Time - 3:30
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Cory Blaser, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Bill Welke