Colorado Rockies starter Esmil Rogers likely wishes he had a mulligan to use on his first inning on Wednesday night. Rogers allowed a three-run home run to Miguel Montero in the first inning, just enough offense that would have been enough had the team not scored another run to make the final score 4-2.
Rogers (6-4, 5.94 ERA) didn't have much trouble throughout the rest of his six-inning outing. He only allowed one more run on a Sean Burroughs single in the sixth inning. Rogers has allowed 20 runs and five home runs in the first inning of games this season.
Josh Collmenter (9-8, 3.18 ERA) held the Rockies in check for six innings, surrendering just two runs on five hits. Eliezer Alfonzo singled in Seth Smith during the second inning, but he ended any further scoring when he was thrown out at second base to end the inning.
Dexter Fowler hit his second home run of the season one night after hitting his first of the season. That came in the third inning. The Rockies had two men on with two outs in the seventh inning, but Jason Giambi, pinch-hitting for Esmil Rogers, grounded out to end the inning. A similar situation arose in the eighth inning, but Todd Helton flied out to center to end the inning.
Troy Tulowitzki entered as a pinch-hitter with Jonathan Herrera on first base and two men out. Tulowitzki struck out to end the game. The Diamondbacks now have a 12-game home win streak, a franchise record, and a nine-game overall win streak.
The Rockies (64-73, 29-40 away) dropped all three games in this series and five of their last six games. After an off day on Thursday, the Rockies will be in San Diego for a weekend series with the Padres.