PHOENIX -- Even after his team allowed a six-run inning for the second straight night, D-backs manager Chip Hale continued to believe they would find a way to win."At some point we're going to get some guys on base and we have the potential to go deep," Hale said.The D-backs
PHOENIX -- Even after his team allowed a six-run inning for the second straight night, D-backs manager Chip Hale continued to believe they would find a way to win.
"At some point we're going to get some guys on base and we have the potential to go deep," Hale said.
The D-backs offense kept scrapping and clawing and managed a six-run inning of its own en route to an 11-6 win over the Rockies on Tuesday night.
Down 6-2 after the Rockies put up six in the fourth inning, the D-backs continued to battle Colorado starter Chad Bettis each and every pitch, allowing them to chase him in the sixth.
"We expect that because that's sort of who they've identified who they want to be -- a team that never quits," Hale said. "It's tough, second night in a row you give up a six-spot. They just kept battling. I don't think we did it right away, either. Got into the bullpen and did some damage."
The D-backs managed three runs in the sixth and six more in the seventh to even the series.
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt homered in his first at-bat and walked in his second. After striking out in the fifth, he did so again in the sixth with two outs and the bases loaded.
One inning later, his two-out, three-run triple put the game on ice for the D-backs.
"I just think it's their personality," Hale said. "Whether we score runs or don't or we come back or tie it, they never stop rooting for each other, helping each other on the bench. They just want to have productive at-bats, and they want their teammates to. Goldy is going to allow guys to not keep grinding at it. Even when he struggles at times, he comes in and lets them know, 'Hey just stay with it.'"
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