D-Backs get back on track after beating the Rockies

After losing five straight, the Arizona Diamondbacks got themselves back into the win column, beating the Rockies 3-2. Led by Merrill Kelly, a few hitters who haven’t found their rhythm were able to take a step forward in Tuesday night’s win.

The D-Backs are off to a bit of a slow start, with a record of 5-7. During the five-game skid, there were many opportunities for Arizona to win, but small things like errors, balks, not taking advantage of runners in scoring position, and injuries were some factors keeping the D-Backs on the losing side.

On Monday, it was reported by X that Diamondbacks’ All-Star shortstop, Geraldo Perdomo, had a “smooth” surgery. He is expected to miss a month. Perdomo’s leadership and defense have proven hard to replicate. Rookie shortstop Blaze Alexander has shown in his limited appearances that he can be solid at the plate, batting .292 so far this season (7-24).

In the first two games of the Diamondbacks’ stop in Colorado, Corbin Carroll seems to be returning to his normal form, collecting two hits in Monday’s loss and one hit in Tuesday’s game, which was his first home run of the season. Second-year catcher Gabriel Moreno is also finding his stride at the plate, after an encouraging night, going 4-5.

The victorious D-Backs’ biggest contributors were Corbin Carroll with his lead-off home run, Randal Grichuk with a solo shot for his first Diamondback home run, Christian Walker who was 2-3 with an RBI, and Merrill Kelly who pitched six solid innings, only giving up two runs. Also, there were huge bounce-back performances from the bullpen: Ryan Thompson, Kyle Nelson, and Kevin Ginkel, all locking down their roles and contributing to the win. It was also manager Torey Lovullo’s 500th career win.

Although they are only at 5-7, there is still plenty of time left, and the pieces will come together for the Arizona Diamondbacks. On Wednesday, the D-Backs will look to win the series against Colorado, and then head home to face the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend.


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