Pollock, Martinez lead Godley, Diamondbacks over Rockies 7-0

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks lost the first two games and saw their NL wild card lead dwindle to three games.

The slipup could have made the Diamondbacks tense, led to their cushion becoming even smaller.

Instead, Arizona went got back to its good-pitching, big-hitting ways for two decisive victories and a larger wild-card lead.

A.J. Pollock had four RBIs for the second straight day, J.D. Martinez homered for the 10th time in 11 games and the Diamondbacks extended their NL wild-card lead to five games with a 7-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

''After the first two games, we could have flat-lined, we could have caved, but these guys don't do that type of stuff,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''They went out there and executed yesterday. They executed today.''

Zack Godley (8-7) pitched eight sharp innings as Arizona opened a comfortable edge over Colorado for the top wild-card spot with 15 games left. The Rockies lead Milwaukee and St. Louis by 2 1/2 games for the final wild-card slot.

''We're frustrated because we won six in a row on this trip, and you'd like to really finish it off with a bang,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said.

Pollock drove in four runs in an 8-2 win over the Rockies on Wednesday and he added three more with a double in Arizona's five-run first inning against Chad Bettis (1-3). He had a run-scoring single in the fifth to become the sixth Arizona player to have at least four RBIs in consecutive games.

Martinez has provided Arizona with a huge boost in its push toward the playoffs since being traded from Detroit on July 18. He has provided extra protection for NL MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt and has been on a tear recently, going 23 for 51 the past 11 games.

Martinez hit a solo homer off Chris Rusin in the third inning, his career-high 39th and reached base safely for the 18th straight game. He has 23 homers in the second half of the season and 10 in September, both team records.

''There have been some marquee pickups and this has been a pretty impressive one,'' Lovullo said. ''He set a franchise record for home runs in the second half and he hasn't even been here the whole second half. That just speaks volumes to what he's done.''

Godley benefited from the early lead and three double plays turned behind him in his career-longest outing. The right-hander struck out seven and allowed five hits.

In his previous start, Bettis earned his first win since returning from testicular cancer, allowing four runs in five innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The right-hander struggled from the start against the Diamondbacks, giving up five runs, three hits and walking two while getting just one out.

''Those are tough days. It was really bad,'' Bettis said. ''I think nibbling got the best of me.''

SNEAKY GODLEY

Godley always runs off the field at the end of inning, but was also quick to put on his helmet after finishing off the eighth. Due up second, he wanted a chance to hit and get the complete game, so he tried hurrying past Lovullo.

''I was trying to grab my helmet and my stuff and get to the on-deck circle before he could see me, and he'd be just like: `All right, he's going to go,''' Godley said. ''He caught me before I could even get to the steps.''

With 103 pitches, Lovullo said there was about a 1 percent chance he would have sent Godley out for the ninth.

NUMBERS

Colorado's DJ LeMahieu went 0 for 3 to end his streak of reaching base safely at 25 straight games. ... Martinez was the last player with consecutive four-RBI games, knocking in 10 runs Sept. 2-4. ... The Rockies allowed five runs in the first inning for the first time since April 20, 2015, against San Diego and first time on the road since Sept. 23, 2011, at Houston.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (7-12) is 1-2 with a 4.82 ERA in three starts against San Diego headed into Friday's start against the Padres.

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (13-5) has been one of the best pitchers in baseball over the past month, entering Friday's game against San Francisco 4-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 45 strikeouts his past four starts.

Copyright 2017 by STATS. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
RockiesCOL80-67
000000000050
DiamondbacksARI85-62
50101000X790
  • W: Z. Godley (8-7)L: C. Bettis (1-3)
  • HR: ARI - J. Martinez (39)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF30000010.332.398.6061.004-0.5
Z. Rosscup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Valaika 3B00000100.249.277.503.7801.0
D. LeMahieu 2B30000010.314.378.419.797-0.5
M. Tauchman RF10000011.222.391.222.614-0.5
C. Gonzalez RF30000020.251.327.401.729-1.0
A. Amarista SS10000011.234.262.354.617-0.5
N. Arenado 3B30000020.306.369.584.953-1.0
R. McMahon 2B00000000.133.316.200.5160.0
G. Parra LF30200000.329.360.483.8422.0
T. Story SS30100001.233.305.443.7481.0
S. Carle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
I. Desmond 1B30100003.273.322.370.6922.0
T. Wolters C30100001.239.337.284.6211.0
C. Bettis P0000-000.125.222.125.000-
C. Rusin P10000010.333.333.333.667-0.5
A. Senzatela P0000-000.125.125.156.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Tapia CF20000001.278.325.410.7340.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Ottavino in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Blanco LF31100210.245.331.363.6943.5
C. Iannetta C50300002.249.352.498.8505.0
J. Murphy C00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Lamb 3B31000113.251.358.488.8461.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B32110122.309.417.5871.0034.0
A. Rosales 1B00000000.238.274.375.6500.0
J. Martinez RF42211003.298.376.6811.0578.0
R. Fuentes CF00000000.248.283.364.6470.0
B. Drury 2B31010112.263.315.444.7592.5
B. Shipley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Pollock CF40240010.263.325.455.7816.5
J. Hazelbaker RF00000000.318.412.477.8890.0
K. Marte SS40000013.270.350.410.760-0.5
K. Negron SS00000000.154.154.231.3850.0
Z. Godley P30000013.049.093.049.142-0.5
a- I. Vargas 2B10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-lined out for Godley in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - I. Desmond (11)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Iannetta 2 (18), A. Pollock (31)
  • HR - J. Martinez (39)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (113), J. Martinez (88), B. Drury (59), A. Pollock 4 (40)
FIELDING
  • DP - B. Drury, K. Marte, P. Goldschmidt
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Bettis (L, 1-3)0.13553006.231.41-16.0
C. Rusin2.22110212.341.054.0
A. Senzatela1.00001204.691.313.0
A. Ottavino1.02111205.401.680.0
Z. Rosscup0.21000104.911.09-0.5
C. Estevez1.10000106.511.733.5
S. Carle1.01000006.751.502.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley (W, 8-7)8.05000703.001.0832.5
B. Shipley1.00001205.681.893.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley (W, 8-7)8.0
B. Shipley1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bettis 34-17, C. Rusin 32-23, A. Senzatela 21-13, A. Ottavino 26-14, Z. Rosscup 13-9, C. Estevez 16-11, S. Carle 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bettis 1-0, C. Rusin 4-2, A. Ottavino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Bettis 7, C. Rusin 10, A. Senzatela 4, A. Ottavino 6, Z. Rosscup 3, C. Estevez 4, S. Carle 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 103-64, B. Shipley 17-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 8-6
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 26, B. Shipley 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
123456789RHE
RockiesCOL80-67
000000000050
DiamondbacksARI85-62
50101000X790
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF30000010.332.398.6061.004-0.5
Z. Rosscup P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Valaika 3B00000100.249.277.503.7801.0
D. LeMahieu 2B30000010.314.378.419.797-0.5
M. Tauchman RF10000011.222.391.222.614-0.5
C. Gonzalez RF30000020.251.327.401.729-1.0
A. Amarista SS10000011.234.262.354.617-0.5
N. Arenado 3B30000020.306.369.584.953-1.0
R. McMahon 2B00000000.133.316.200.5160.0
G. Parra LF30200000.329.360.483.8422.0
T. Story SS30100001.233.305.443.7481.0
S. Carle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
I. Desmond 1B30100003.273.322.370.6922.0
T. Wolters C30100001.239.337.284.6211.0
C. Bettis P0000-000.125.222.125.000-
C. Rusin P10000010.333.333.333.667-0.5
A. Senzatela P0000-000.125.125.156.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Tapia CF20000001.278.325.410.7340.0
Total290500198-----
  • a-grounded into a double play for Ottavino in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Blanco LF31100210.245.331.363.6943.5
C. Iannetta C50300002.249.352.498.8505.0
J. Murphy C00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Lamb 3B31000113.251.358.488.8461.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B32110122.309.417.5871.0034.0
A. Rosales 1B00000000.238.274.375.6500.0
J. Martinez RF42211003.298.376.6811.0578.0
R. Fuentes CF00000000.248.283.364.6470.0
B. Drury 2B31010112.263.315.444.7592.5
B. Shipley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Pollock CF40240010.263.325.455.7816.5
J. Hazelbaker RF00000000.318.412.477.8890.0
K. Marte SS40000013.270.350.410.760-0.5
K. Negron SS00000000.154.154.231.3850.0
Z. Godley P30000013.049.093.049.142-0.5
a- I. Vargas 2B10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total3379715818-----
  • a-lined out for Godley in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - I. Desmond (11)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Iannetta 2 (18), A. Pollock (31)
  • HR - J. Martinez (39)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (113), J. Martinez (88), B. Drury (59), A. Pollock 4 (40)
FIELDING
  • DP - B. Drury, K. Marte, P. Goldschmidt
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Bettis (L, 1-3)0.13553006.231.41-16.0
C. Rusin2.22110212.341.054.0
A. Senzatela1.00001204.691.313.0
A. Ottavino1.02111205.401.680.0
Z. Rosscup0.21000104.911.09-0.5
C. Estevez1.10000106.511.733.5
S. Carle1.01000006.751.502.0
Total8.0977581---
PITCHERSIP
C. Bettis (L, 1-3)0.1
C. Rusin2.2
A. Senzatela1.0
A. Ottavino1.0
Z. Rosscup0.2
C. Estevez1.1
S. Carle1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley (W, 8-7)8.05000703.001.0832.5
B. Shipley1.00001205.681.893.0
Total9.0500190---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley (W, 8-7)8.0
B. Shipley1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bettis 34-17, C. Rusin 32-23, A. Senzatela 21-13, A. Ottavino 26-14, Z. Rosscup 13-9, C. Estevez 16-11, S. Carle 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bettis 1-0, C. Rusin 4-2, A. Ottavino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Bettis 7, C. Rusin 10, A. Senzatela 4, A. Ottavino 6, Z. Rosscup 3, C. Estevez 4, S. Carle 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 103-64, B. Shipley 17-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 8-6
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 26, B. Shipley 4
  • 5TH INNING
    Pollock singled to center, Goldschmidt scored, Martinez to second07
  • 3RD INNING
    Martinez homered to right center06
  • 1ST INNING
    Pollock doubled to deep center, Goldschmidt, Martinez and Drury scored05
    Drury walked, Lamb scored, Goldschmidt to third, Martinez to second02
    Goldschmidt singled to left, Blanco scored, Iannetta to third, Lamb to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Braden Shipley pitching
    • Kris Negron at shortstop
    • Jeremy Hazelbaker in right
    • Adam Rosales at first
    • John Ryan Murphy catching
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Tapia flied out to left
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valaika walked
    • M. Tauchman: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Tauchman struck out looking
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Valaika to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Strike swinging, , Strike swinging, Amarista struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Reymond Fuentes in right
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to first
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Story flied out to left
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Desmond doubled to deep right center
    • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Shane Carle relieved Trevor Story
    • Alexi Amarista at shortstop
    • Pat Valaika at third
    • Mike Tauchman in right
    • Ryan McMahon at second
    • K. Marte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Marte flied out to center
    • Ildemaro Vargas hit for Zack Godley
    • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Vargas lined out to center
    • G. Blanco: Strike swinging, Blanco singled to right
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Iannetta flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Estevez Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Martinez fouled out to first
    • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Drury popped out to second
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Pollock fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Wolters singled to shallow right center
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Adam Ottavino
    • R. Tapia: Tapia grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Wolters out at second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Blackmon lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Zac Rosscup pitching
    • G. Blanco: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Blanco struck out looking
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Iannetta singled to left
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lamb lined out to pitcher
    • Carlos Estevez relieved Zac Rosscup
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Parra singled to center
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Story flied out to right
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Desmond grounded into double play shortstop to first, Parra out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Antonio Senzatela
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Martinez singled to right, Goldschmidt to third
    • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Pollock singled to center, Goldschmidt scored, Martinez to second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • Z. Godley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Godley grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arenado lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Antonio Senzatela relieved Chris Rusin
    • Z. Godley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Godley struck out looking
    • G. Blanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blanco walked
    • C. Iannetta: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Iannetta lined out to center
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Wolters lined out to left
    • C. Rusin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rusin struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Martinez homered to right center
    • B. Drury: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Drury popped out to second
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Pollock struck out looking
    • K. Marte: Marte grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Parra singled to center
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story singled to center, Parra to third
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Desmond grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Story out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Blanco grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta doubled to left
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Lamb lined out to left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon lined out to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bettis Pitching:
    • G. Blanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blanco walked
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Iannetta doubled to center, Blanco to third
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lamb walked
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Goldschmidt singled to left, Blanco scored, Iannetta to third, Lamb to second
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez reached on fielder's choice to third, Iannetta out at home, Lamb to third, Goldschmidt to second
    • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Drury walked, Lamb scored, Goldschmidt to third, Martinez to second
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Pollock doubled to deep center, Goldschmidt, Martinez and Drury scored
    • Chris Rusin relieved Chad Bettis
    • K. Marte: Marte grounded out to second, Pollock to third
    • Z. Godley: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Godley grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)