The formula for respectability has crystallized. Pitch Jeff Francis. On any day that ends in 'y.' Day or night.

When Francis takes the mound, the Rockies go back in time, partying like it's 2009. Or 2007, when he was the ace of the World Series staff.

Francis worked into the seventh inning Wednesday, strong-arming the Rockies to a 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.