After a scary moment involving one of their top young players, the Arizona Diamondbacks powered their way to one of their most dominant wins and broke out of their slump at the plate.
The Diamondbacks will try to close out their series against the Colorado Rockies by providing better support for Josh Collmenter at Chase Field on Wednesday night.
Arizona top prospect Archie Bradley was forced to leave Tuesday’s game after getting hit in the face by a Carlos Gonzalez line drive, but walked off under his own power and gave a thumbs up to Diamondbacks fans.
From there, Arizona rolled to a 12-5 victory with Mark Trumbo going 4 for 4 with four RBIs and finishing a double shy of the cycle. Paul Goldschmidt had three of his team’s 15 hits and drove in three runs in the end to a four-game losing streak.
The Diamondbacks (9-11) batted .211 and scored 21 runs while dropping six of their prior eight. They produced six runs in their skid, including a 5-4 loss to Colorado (11-9) on Monday that gave them five straight defeats in the series for the first time since 2004.
"The guys did a great job," manager Chip Hale said. "We were able to do some damage early and then continue to do it during the game. That’s a good sign."
Arizona has given Collmenter a combined two runs of support in his three home starts. The right-hander gave up three runs in six innings Friday against Pittsburgh but dropped to 0-3 at Chase Field with a 4-1 defeat.
Collmenter (1-3, 3.65 ERA) tossed a four-hitter in a 9-0 win in San Francisco in his prior outing April 17.
Collmenter had no record and a 4.42 ERA in his three starts against Colorado last season with Arizona winning each. He yielded one run and two hits over 6 1-3 innings in his final matchup in 2014, a 5-2 home victory on Aug. 29.
Jordan Lyles (2-1, 2.92) went 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA in three starts against the Diamondbacks last season. The right-hander gave up one run and three hits in six innings in his lone one in Arizona on April 30, a 5-4 loss in 10 innings.
Lyles bounced back from his lone defeat this season with Thursday’s 2-1 win over San Diego, yielding one run over 6 2-3 innings. He walked two after issuing five in a 6-3 loss at the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 18.
"I thought I made great strides and effort of limiting mistakes – walks and unnecessary walks – that I’ve had earlier this season," Lyles said.
Trumbo is 4 for 12 with three homers in his career against Lyles. He’s batting .522 (12 for 23) with three homers in his last six games against Colorado.
Goldschmidt is hitting .461 with five homers and 26 RBIs in his past 19 matchups. He’s 3 for 9 lifetime versus Lyles.
Charlie Blackmon is 5 for 10 against Collmenter in his career. He’s 9 for 20 in a string of four consecutive multihit games and is batting .414 in his last eight versus Arizona.
Justin Morneau, 10 for 17 in his last four contests, is 1 for 8 against Collmenter.