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Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona  Attendance: 17,720

Ryan McMahon, Rockies look to keep Diamondbacks reeling

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Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks

  1. The Rockies took three of four in their last visit to Chase Field last month, their first series victory there since August 2020. These clubs have split 42 games in Arizona since the start of the 2018 season, with each winning 21.
  2. Colorado snapped its five-game losing streak with a 7-3 win in San Diego yesterday, giving it a 4-11 record since the All-Star break. That is the second-worst mark by any club in the second half, besting only the Giants' 3-12 record.
  3. Brendan Rodgers has 22 hits since the All-Star break while Jose Iglesias has 20, making them the only pair of teammates to each have at least 20 in the second half of 2022.
  4. The Diamondbacks dropped two of three in Cleveland, falling to 16-34 (.320) on the year when facing teams with a winning record compared to 30-24 (.556) otherwise. Arizona's win percentage difference of .236 is the largest by any National League club this season.
  5. Madison Bumgarner made his 40th career start against the Rockies last month, tying Matt Cain for the second-most all time (Clayton Kershaw -- 46). He also notched his 19th career win versus Colorado, tying Randy Johnson for the second-most all time (Kershaw -- 24).
  6. German Marquez is 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA in six starts versus Arizona since 2020, posting a quality start in each of the last five, including both this year. He has a 2.88 ERA in his last four road starts in 2022, the most recent of which came on July 10 at Chase Field.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/5/2022 thru 8/7/2022

Ryan McMahon has endured an underwhelming season, but his bat is heating up as the Colorado Rockies open a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night in Phoenix.

McMahon homered and matched his career best of five RBIs in Thursday's 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres. He has three straight two-hit outings and went 7-for-15 during the five-game series against the Padres after finishing July in a 2-for-28 funk.

McMahon hit a two-run double in the third inning and a three-run homer in the fifth on Thursday. Both blows were against San Diego All-Star Joe Musgrove as the Rockies halted a five-game losing streak.

"That was good for Ryan," Rockies manager Bud Black told reporters. "We've seen a couple good swings in a couple games here. I like the fact the first hit was a fastball in -- he barreled it up, hit it into the corner. That's a good sign, Mac getting on the fastball. And then he got the hanging breaking ball for the three-run home run, which was a game-changer for us. Good for Mac."

There hasn't been enough 'Good for Mac' chatter this season.

Thursday's homer was just the ninth of the season for McMahon, who hit a career-best 24 in 2019 and 23 last season.

McMahon, who is batting .241 with 49 RBIs this season, is in the first season of a six-year, $70 million deal, has openly acknowledged his performance has been disappointing.

"I got to have a nice little talk with Buddy before the series," McMahon, 27, said after Colorado avoided a five-game sweep to the Padres. "He kind of brought it back down to Earth. 'Just go focus on these things and play, and don't worry about it.'

"I just had some good reminders. We get caught up, we see different things in this game, and we start worrying about the wrong stuff, instead of just being a good teammate playing good baseball every day."

Thursday's win was just the Rockies' fourth in the past 16 games.

The Diamondbacks are coming off a 1-5 trip to Atlanta and Cleveland. Arizona was swept in three games by the Braves and lost two of three to the Guardians.

Cleveland won Wednesday's series finale 7-4 when the Diamondbacks' runs came on two-run homers by Alek Thomas and Geraldo Perdomo. Arizona was just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring positions and struggled to make contact.

"We struck out 15 times," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. "We've got to be better than that."

Arizona will start left-hander Madison Bumgarner (6-10, 3.83 ERA) in the series opener.

Bumgarner, who turned 33 on Monday, beat the Rockies on July 9 when he gave up two runs and six hits over seven innings. He is 19-10 with a 3.37 ERA in 40 career starts against Colorado.

Charlie Blackmon is batting .340 (18-for-53) with three homers against Bumgarner. Elias Diaz is 1-for-12, and McMahon is hitless in 12 at-bats.

Bumgarner lost to the Atlanta Braves on July 20 when he gave up five runs (four earned) and eight hits over six innings.

Colorado will counter with right-hander German Marquez (6-9, 5.29), who has lost his last two starts and four of six. The 27-year-old gave up five runs (four earned) and six hits over six innings while losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

Marquez beat the Diamondbacks on July 10 when he gave up two runs and three hits over seven innings. He is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in two starts this season and stands 6-6 with a 3.92 ERA in 20 career starts and one relief appearance vs. Arizona.

Ketel Marte (11-for-37) and Christian Walker (5-for-21) each have two homers against Marquez.

The Rockies have won six of the 10 meetings with the Diamondbacks.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 5, 2022

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