Melville goes 7 strong, Rockies roll over D-backs 7-2

PHOENIX (AP) Tim Melville had to pause for a moment to clear his throat of some whipped cream.

He'd gotten the traditional condiment treatment in the showers from his Colorado Rockies teammates, in celebration of his first major league win.

Melville pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in his first big league appearance in almost two years, and the Rockies cruised to a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Melville, a 29-year-old right-hander with just six previous major league appearances who started this season in independent ball, limited Arizona to a first-inning double and a sixth-inning home run by Ketel Marte to go with four strikeouts and two walks. He also picked up his first hit - a two-out, fourth-inning single - and his first two career RBIs.

In April, Melville wasn't on a team when he came to a game as a fan at Chase Field.

''You win or you learn. I never look at it as losing,'' Melville said. ''I've had a lot of ups and downs throughout my career and other opportunities in the big leagues. I'm very thankful for this one.''

Melville was an emergency call-up from Triple-A Albuquerque earlier Wednesday to start in place of Jon Gray, whom the Rockies before the game placed on the 60-day injured list with a left foot fracture.

''I told him after the game, timeless. That's a throwback pitching style game. He could have pitched in the '20s, could've pitched in the '50s, '70s, '80s,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''That was fun to watch. A guy that understands how he gets his outs, how he changes speeds. He stayed just within himself and did his thing.''

Colorado won the season series with Arizona, 10 games to nine. Alex Avila also homered for the Diamondbacks, who had their four-game win streak snapped.

The Rockies jumped on struggling Mike Leake (9-10) early with two runs on three straight singles and a fielder's choice in the first.

In the fourth, a hit batter, four singles and a sacrifice fly produced three more runs and a 5-0 lead. Leake got through five innings and was charged with five runs on eight hits. He's allowed 17 earned runs on 26 hits in 16 innings over his last three starts.

''Sometimes balls through holes can beat you,'' Leake said. ''I got a little elevated towards that fourth inning. I could have stayed off the plate or more down.''

Melville executed a squeeze bunt in the sixth to drive in Yonathan Daza, and Charlie Blackmon drove in his second run of the day with a single after Trevor Story led off the seventh with a walk and stolen base.

Marte hit his 27th home run of the season in the sixth, a solo shot to right field. Avila took Jesus Tinoco deep in the eighth for his ninth of the year.

''The theme here is we never got anything going offensively,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''I think we were prepared, we just went out of the zone (swinging) too often.''

PAYAMPS DEBUT

Diamondbacks right-hander Joel Payamps made his major league debut and allowed two runs on four hits in three innings. The 25-year-old from the Dominican Republic also had three strikeouts, with his first one as a big leaguer coming against the Rockies' Garrett Hampson.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP German Marquez (12-5, 4.71 ERA) gets the call to open a four-game series at St. Louis on Thursday. Marquez is 4-0 over his last five starts.

Diamondbacks: After Thursday's off day, the Diamondbacks are off to Milwaukee for a three-game series with the Brewers in a matchup of teams trying to stay in the postseason hunt. Arizona has RHP Merrill Kelly (9-12, 4.63) set to start Friday's series opener. The Diamondbacks have lost five straight at Miller Park.

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  • W: T. Melville (1-0)L: M. Leake (9-10)
  • HR: ARI - A. Avila (9), K. Marte (27)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Tapia LF51210002.290.327.444.7714.0
T. Story SS42100113.296.362.570.9335.5
C. Blackmon RF50220011.330.375.610.9853.5
R. McMahon 3B40010002.266.346.464.8111.0
Y. Alonso 1B31100001.202.303.354.6563.0
G. Hampson 2B41100030.216.272.316.5880.5
Y. Daza CF42200010.180.212.180.3923.5
D. Nunez C30210000.333.300.7781.0784.0
T. Melville P20120001.500.500.5001.0003.0
J. Tinoco P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Murphy PH10100000.286.334.468.8022.0
J. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-doubled for Estevez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF40000001.256.331.360.6900.0
K. Marte 2B31111110.319.381.574.9556.5
E. Escobar 3B40100002.271.325.528.8542.0
D. Peralta LF30000102.277.345.464.8101.0
J. Lamb 1B40000022.211.346.391.737-1.0
J. Rojas RF40000010.231.310.269.580-0.5
N. Ahmed SS30000100.271.333.465.7971.0
A. Avila C31111021.229.381.500.8815.0
M. Leake P10000000.143.250.143.3930.0
a- C. Walker PH10000001.256.343.469.8120.0
J. Payamps P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Vargas PH10100000.265.300.394.6941.0
M. Andriese P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Leake in the 5th
  • b-singled for Payamps in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Nunez, D. Murphy (28)
  • SF - D. Nunez
  • SH - T. Melville
  • RBI - R. Tapia (38), C. Blackmon 2 (72), R. McMahon (64), D. Nunez (2), T. Melville 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Tapia (20), T. Melville
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia, T. Story 2 (2), C. Blackmon, T. Melville
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Escobar (24)
  • HR - K. Marte (27), A. Avila (9)
  • RBI - K. Marte (75), A. Avila (22)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Peralta 2 (2), J. Lamb 2 (2), C. Walker
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Story (18)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Rojas
  • DP - 2 (Marte-Ahmed-Lamb; Lamb-Ahmed)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Melville (W, 1-0)7.02112411.290.5728.0
J. Tinoco0.12111014.571.43-4.0
C. Estevez0.20000003.921.380.0
J. Diaz1.00000204.651.304.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Melville (W, 1-0)7.0
J. Tinoco0.1
C. Estevez0.2
J. Diaz1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Leake (L, 9-10)5.08550104.771.34-2.5
J. Payamps3.04221306.001.673.5
M. Andriese1.01000205.331.443.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Leake (L, 9-10)5.0
J. Payamps3.0
M. Andriese1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Melville 101-65, J. Tinoco 24-11, C. Estevez 4-4, J. Diaz 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Melville 4-13, J. Tinoco 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Melville 25, J. Tinoco 4, C. Estevez 2, J. Diaz 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Leake (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 73-47, J. Payamps 44-26, M. Andriese 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 5-8, J. Payamps 2-2, M. Andriese 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Leake 23, J. Payamps 12, M. Andriese 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Tapia LF51210002.290.327.444.7714.0
T. Story SS42100113.296.362.570.9335.5
C. Blackmon RF50220011.330.375.610.9853.5
R. McMahon 3B40010002.266.346.464.8111.0
Y. Alonso 1B31100001.202.303.354.6563.0
G. Hampson 2B41100030.216.272.316.5880.5
Y. Daza CF42200010.180.212.180.3923.5
D. Nunez C30210000.333.300.7781.0784.0
T. Melville P20120001.500.500.5001.0003.0
J. Tinoco P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Murphy PH10100000.286.334.468.8022.0
J. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-doubled for Estevez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson CF40000001.256.331.360.6900.0
K. Marte 2B31111110.319.381.574.9556.5
E. Escobar 3B40100002.271.325.528.8542.0
D. Peralta LF30000102.277.345.464.8101.0
J. Lamb 1B40000022.211.346.391.737-1.0
J. Rojas RF40000010.231.310.269.580-0.5
N. Ahmed SS30000100.271.333.465.7971.0
A. Avila C31111021.229.381.500.8815.0
M. Leake P10000000.143.250.143.3930.0
a- C. Walker PH10000001.256.343.469.8120.0
J. Payamps P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Vargas PH10100000.265.300.394.6941.0
M. Andriese P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Leake in the 5th
  • b-singled for Payamps in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Nunez, D. Murphy (28)
  • SF - D. Nunez
  • SH - T. Melville
  • RBI - R. Tapia (38), C. Blackmon 2 (72), R. McMahon (64), D. Nunez (2), T. Melville 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Tapia (20), T. Melville
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia, T. Story 2 (2), C. Blackmon, T. Melville
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Escobar (24)
  • HR - K. Marte (27), A. Avila (9)
  • RBI - K. Marte (75), A. Avila (22)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Peralta 2 (2), J. Lamb 2 (2), C. Walker
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Story (18)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Rojas
  • DP - 2 (Marte-Ahmed-Lamb; Lamb-Ahmed)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Melville (W, 1-0)7.02112411.290.5728.0
J. Tinoco0.12111014.571.43-4.0
C. Estevez0.20000003.921.380.0
J. Diaz1.00000204.651.304.0
Total9.0422362---
PITCHERSIP
T. Melville (W, 1-0)7.0
J. Tinoco0.1
C. Estevez0.2
J. Diaz1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Leake (L, 9-10)5.08550104.771.34-2.5
J. Payamps3.04221306.001.673.5
M. Andriese1.01000205.331.443.0
Total9.01377160---
PITCHERSIP
M. Leake (L, 9-10)5.0
J. Payamps3.0
M. Andriese1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Melville 101-65, J. Tinoco 24-11, C. Estevez 4-4, J. Diaz 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Melville 4-13, J. Tinoco 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Melville 25, J. Tinoco 4, C. Estevez 2, J. Diaz 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Leake (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 73-47, J. Payamps 44-26, M. Andriese 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 5-8, J. Payamps 2-2, M. Andriese 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Leake 23, J. Payamps 12, M. Andriese 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Avila homered to left72
  • 7TH INNING
    Blackmon singled to left center, Story scored71
  • 6TH INNING
    Marte homered to right61
    Melville hit sacrifice bunt to first, Daza scored, Nunez to second60
  • 4TH INNING
    Tapia singled to left, Daza scored, Melville to second50
    Melville singled to center, Hampson scored, Daza to second40
    Nunez hit sacrifice fly to center, Alonso scored30
  • 1ST INNING
    McMahon reached on fielder's choice to second, Story scored, Blackmon out at second20
    Blackmon singled to center, Tapia scored, Story to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Matt Andriese pitching
    • Daniel Murphy hit for Carlos Estevez
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Murphy doubled to left
    • R. Tapia: Tapia grounded out to shortstop, Murphy to third
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Story struck out on foul tip
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jairo Diaz pitching
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • J. Rojas: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Ahmed lined out to center
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Payamps Pitching:
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hampson struck out swinging
    • Y. Daza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Daza struck out swinging
    • D. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jesus Tinoco relieved Tim Melville
    • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Avila homered to left
    • Ildemaro Vargas hit for Joel Payamps
    • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Vargas singled to center
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Dyson grounded out to second, Vargas to second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
    • Carlos Estevez relieved Jesus Tinoco
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Foul, Escobar flied out to left
    • D. Peralta: Peralta flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Payamps Pitching:
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story walked
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Story stole second, Strike looking, Blackmon singled to left center, Story scored
    • R. McMahon: Foul, McMahon grounded into double play shortstop to first, Blackmon out at second
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Alonso singled to deep right, Alonso out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Melville Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Lamb flied out to deep center
    • J. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Rojas lined out to second
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Joel Payamps pitching
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hampson struck out looking
    • Y. Daza: Daza singled to center
    • D. Nunez: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Nunez singled to right, Daza to third
    • T. Melville: Melville hit sacrifice bunt to first, Daza scored, Nunez to second
    • R. Tapia: Tapia lined out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Melville Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson flied out to left
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte homered to right
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Escobar grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon lined out to left
    • R. McMahon: McMahon flied out to deep left
    • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Alonso flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Melville Pitching:
    • J. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Rojas popped out to shortstop
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ahmed walked
    • A. Avila: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
    • Christian Walker hit for Mike Leake
    • C. Walker: Ball, Walker flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McMahon grounded out to second
    • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Alonso hit by pitch
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike looking, Hampson singled to center, Alonso to second
    • Y. Daza: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Daza singled to left, Alonso to third, Hampson to second
    • D. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Nunez hit sacrifice fly to center, Alonso scored
    • T. Melville: Foul, Melville singled to center, Hampson scored, Daza to second
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Tapia singled to left, Daza scored, Melville to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Melville Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Escobar grounded out to second
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peralta popped out to shortstop
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tapia grounded out to third
    • T. Story: Story fouled out to first
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Melville Pitching:
    • M. Leake: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Leake grounded out to third
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Dyson popped out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hampson struck out swinging
    • Y. Daza: Strike looking, Daza fouled out to first
    • D. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Nunez doubled to deep right
    • T. Melville: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Melville grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Melville Pitching:
    • J. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas popped out to third
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed lined out to right
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Tapia singled to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Pickoff attempt, Story singled to left, Tapia to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to center, Tapia scored, Story to third
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Foul, McMahon reached on fielder's choice to second, Story scored, Blackmon out at second
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, McMahon out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Melville Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Dyson popped out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Marte flied out to center
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar doubled to left center
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta walked
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Lamb flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)