Goldschmidt hit a double in the first inning on Monday to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games. "Goldy fought through what he was going through very well," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's much more consistent, and you're seeing his power now. He's striking good pitches and not being overly anxious." Gibson added Goldschmidt is putting pressure on pitchers, which is making is making it easier to have success. The first baseman, who only had three home runs in May, has two in four games this month. Rockies: Team interested in bringing back Francis
Former Rockies ace Jeff Francis is being looked at by his former team, which has injuries and struggles plaguing its rotation. The lefty, who had a June 1 opt-out clause from his Minor League contract, asked for his release after making 12 starts for the Reds' Triple-A affiliate in Louisville. "We are interested," general manager Dan O'Dowd said Monday. "I have no idea of the outcome of that interest." In six seasons with the Rockies, Francis went 55-50 with his best season coming in 2007 during the team's run to the World Series. Francis started 31 games for the Royals last season, but struggled and finished the year 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA. Worth noting
Kennedy threw a career-high 122 pitches in his last start. Guthrie is 1-2 with an 8.87 ERA in home starts this game, but on the road he is an impressive 2-1 with a 2.22 mark.