Perdomo bat, stellar defense lift 6-5 over D-Back Rockies

PHOENIX (AP) — Geraldo Perdomo hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, then made a spectacular diving snag on the grounder in the ninth to preserve the lead, 6-5 over the Colorado Rockies to the Arizona Diamondbacks Pick up Friday night.

The Rockies took a 5–2 lead after six innings, but the Diamondbacks reduced the deficit to 5–4 when Josh Rojas hit a two-run double in the seventh.

Arizona rallied again with one in eighth when Jake McCarthy hit a single and Emmanuel Rivera doubled to keep runners in second and third. Carson Kelly was off the field, but Perdomo followed to right-center with a soft liner that cleared second baseman Brendan Rodgers’s glove of the leap.

Perdomo followed up with a brilliant defensive play in the ninth, diving for a grounder in the middle by CJ Cron, before jumping to his feet and firing at the diamond for the second half of the innings.

Alex Colomé (2-5) conceded two runs in the eighth innings. Chris Devanski (1–0) won with a scoreless eighth score. Ian Kennedy made a ninth for his sixth save.

The D-back’s rally ruined another quality outing for Rockies starter German Marquez (7-9), who has done well over the past month after a slow start to the season. The right-handed batsman conceded two runs in four hits, scoring three runs and scoring three runs.

The Rockies put together a sixth inning of three runs and broke the 2-all tie. Rookie Elehuris Monteiro hit single to left field during the rally – bringing home Randall Grichuk and Jonathan Daza – for the first two RBIs of his brief career.

Arizona starter Madison Bumgarner conceded five runs, including four earned, over 5 2/3 innings. He gave 10 hits, ran one and took two hits.

Dalton Varshaw had a solo homer for the d-back in the fourth. It was his 15th homer of the season.

Honor Hazen, Scully

The Diamondbacks had a moment of silence before Friday’s game for Nicole Hazen and Dodgers announcer Vin Scully.

Hazen, the wife of D-back GM Mike Hazen, died Thursday from complications due to glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. She was 45 years old. The couple has four sons.

Scully also died on Thursday at the age of 94. The Hall of Famer spent 67 years as a broadcaster for the Dodgers in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

hand history

Bumgarner was pitching at third base with umpire Dan Bellino. Both have a recent, unpleasant history.

Bellino kicked out Bumgarner after the first inning of the game against the Miami Marlins on May 4, after routinely checking the pitcher’s hands and gloves for sticky substances. The awkward exchange saw Bellino staring at Bumgarner for several seconds while checking his hand, then heated words between the two before ejecting.

Bellino later apologized for the exchange, which is rare for an MLB umpire.


The teams play again on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks will throw RHP Merrill Kelly (10-5, 2.87 ERA) on the mound for the first time since winning the NL Pitcher of the Month for July. The Rockies will take on RHP Antonio Senztella (3-6, 4.87).


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