The Diamondbacks blew a six-run first inning -- and won? Strange but true. Well, not really so strange considering that the back end of the D-Backs' rotation is pretty weak and the bullpen isn't much better. Thank goodness, this year's team knows how to hit, as the offense carried the day Wednesday to a 12-11 win in 10 innings.
After staking starter Kris Benson to a comfortable lead with a six-run outburst in the top of the first inning in Colorado, Benson (he of the 5.14 earned-run average and sore shoulder) and long reliever Leo Rosales (8.10 ERA) let the slugging Rockies right back into this one. At the end of the fourth inning, it was, improbably, 11-6 in favor of the Rockies.
Chris Young, who appears to have put his recent 0-for-18 skid in the rear-view mirror went 2-for-4 with a homer and five runs batted in. Despite that impressive line, he wasn't even the hero of the day for the D-Backs. That honor goes, again, to the team's new second baseman, Kelly Johnson.
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