The Arizona Diamondbacks' come-from-behind win Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies was great and all, but it don't mean squat unless a team can build some momentum from it. Consider the momentum unbuilt Wednesday, because the D-Backs dropped a tough one, 4-3, to the surging Rockies and lost yet another series. After entering the All-Star break on a relatively uplifting stretch during which they'd won seven of nine games, the D-Backs have regressed in the six games following the break, losing four of them.
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Catcher Miguel Montero continued his hot streak on Wednesday, clobbering a three-run homer in the third inning to put the D-Backs ahead 3-2. "Miggy" is simply on a crazy-good tear right now. He's hit in 12 of his past 13 games, going 21 for 52, and has homered in four of his past seven. His season batting average is up to .289 and he has nine homers and 27 RBI on the year -- not bad for a part-time player. When Chris Snyder comes off the disabled list soon, he may find himself in a backup role.