DENVER – The Colorado Rockies, apparently, were not especially thrilled with being asked incessantly after Tuesday’s night’s frustrating late loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks about their then nine-game home losing streak against their division rivals.

Unleashing those frustrations in a fury of firepower, the home team scored 19 runs on 19 hits on Wednesday night, completely dismantling the Diamondbacks from beginning to end in what had to feel pretty cathartic for the home club.

It was the eighth time in team history that the Rockies have scored 19 or more runs. The last time was September 25, 2011. They fell just one run short of their franchise record of 20 runs in a game, which they’ve accomplished three times.

German Marquez did more than enough with a quality start, quietly working quick innings in between offensive outbursts.

It began, after Paul Goldschmidt briefly put the Diamondbacks ahead—yes Arizona held a lead in this game—with a solo homer in the first, by the Rockies responding with five of their own.

Jumping all over Shelby Miller who has struggled in his career at Coors and against the Rockies in general, DJ LeMahieu led off with a walk before Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado hit back-to-back singles to tie the game. Carlos Gonzalez then hit into a force out, beating the relay on a double-play attempt, scoring a second run.

Trevor Story struck out for the second out but Gerardo Parra drew a walk to keep the pressure on. That set the stage for a big home run from Ian Desmond that really began the opening of the floodgates. It was his 18th home run of the season.

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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of   Education: Studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Colorado along with Music History and Composition.   Career: After six years as an independent musician and doing sporadic political work, I began to write about the Colorado Rockies for PurpleRow.com in the winter of 2013. Three years later, I came to BSN Denver to run the Rockies content. In short time, I found myself interviewing GM Dan O’Dowd and forging relationships with countless individuals in and around the organization.   A few highlights include hosting the only daily Rockies talk show in the world, a podcast that has welcomed Nolan Arenado and Jon Gray among others, and our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Wild Card Game. I’ve also been a regular on 850 koa, 104.3 The Fan, Mile High Sports Radio and numerous podcasts.   Most Memorable Sports Moment: Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, blackout, and the Rockies win their first postseason series.   The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.   One sports movie I can’t live without: One!? Just one!? Ok … Sugar. But Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights come incredibly close.   Most memorable experience as a reporter: Either the aforementioned Arenado interview or, and this is an odd one, spending time swapping stories with other reporters at Marc Stout’s going-away party.   The sport that started it all: Clearly baseball. I’ve been watching baseball since before I can actually remember watching baseball. It’s just always been a part of me. I can still recall the feeling of wanting to be old enough to play T-ball. I love other sports, but I had loved and played baseball for years before I was even aware anything else existed.