Diamondbacks return to Phoenix after series win against Rockies

The Arizona Diamondbacks wrapped up a 10-day road trip with a big NL West series win against the Rockies on Thursday. After dropping a close game one of the series on Tuesday the Dbacks came back out on Wednesday and Thursday with no mercy.

On Wednesday, the Dbacks got a 16-5 win behind a strong outing by Taijuan Walker and the electric bats of Paul Goldschmidt, Brandon Drury, David Peralta and Jake Lamb. The Rockies couldn’t break the Dbacks on Thursday either as the Snakes cruised to a 10-3 win behind Zack Godley. 

Pitching to the W

Wednesday was a shock to the Rockies, whose offense has been carrying them at the top of the NL West, as they couldn’t get the bats going against Taijuan Walker. 

Walker went six inning allowing three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts. The performance was just as expected out of Walker who didn’t miss a beat after coming off the DL on June 13 in Detroit after missing a month from a blister on his finger.

Thursday, was much of the same for the Rockies offense. Zack Godley also had yet another impressive performance going seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out eight, walking one. In his last outing against the Phillies, Godley set a career-high in strikeouts with eight, which he matched on Thursday. He has a 2.53 ERA, after nine starts for the Dbacks.

Hits on Hits

It’s impossible to single out any guy in this lineup for producing at the plate during this series, because just about everyone contributed. 

Most notably however, was Brandon Drury’s big day on Wednesday. Drury went 4 for 6 with six RBIs in the 16-5 win.

Paul Goldschmidt went 7 for 13 on the series with two home runs, a double and six RBIs. David Peralta went 5 for 8 on the series with a home run.

Chris Iannetta and Chris Herrmann also had a great couple of days at the plate for the Dbacks. Iannetta went 2 for 4 on Wednesday with an RBI and a double, and Herrmann went 2 for 5 on Thursday. The Dbacks’ lineup is made up of not only big hitters like Goldschmidt, Peralta, Lamb and Drury, but also guys like Herrmann, Iannetta, Nick Ahmed and Gregor Blano who have helped keep this offense going.

Under the Radar

The Diamondbacks have seemingly flown under everyone in baseball’s radar, but after their performance at Coors Field people have started to take notice that this Dbacks team is legit. The Snakes went 7-1 on this last road trip, their best trip all season and in franchise history.

The Dbacks will look to keep the momentum going as they arrive back at Chase Field for a week long homestand that includes series’ with the Phillies, Cardinals and Rockies. Patrick Corbin will get the start for the Dbacks on Friday night against the Phillies.

Check out out ‘Diamonds in the Desert’ Podcast for more on the state of the NL West here.