The Diamondbacks' Brandon McCarthy once again couldn't avoid a big inning when he faced the Rockies last weekend.
When he takes the mound against them Friday night, the right-hander will again seek his first win as he tries to help lead the Diamondbacks to a season-high-tying fourth straight victory.
McCarthy (0-2, 7.06 ERA) has allowed 15 of his 19 runs in just four of his 21 23 innings, and he yielded three in the third frame in his first career start against Colorado on Sunday. The Diamondbacks went on to win 5-4, snapping the Rockies' win streak at eight games.
"There's only so much you can do with bad-contact balls blooping in. Once it leaves my hand, I can't control it. The innings are mostly falling like that," he told the team's website. "Most of the innings where I've given up runs, it's just pitches that are finding holes."
This time, McCarthy will face a team that's dropped four of five. In Thursday's series opener at Chase Field, the Rockies (14-8) went 1 for 11 with...