Well that sucked.
The Rockies were cruising toward their third series win of the season over the Pirates heading into the seventh, up 4-1. Starter Ubaldo Jimenez had tossed six innings, giving up one run on five hits and striking out seven with a WPA of .202, while the Rockies had gotten four runs off Zach Duke in the fourth inning.
And then came the single worst half-inning of the year by the Rockies: three relief pitchers (Daley, Embree, Corpas) combined to give up ten runs on nine hits, two errors (both by Spilborghs), and two walks (total WPA of -.866!) to not only lose the game but also to crush the collective spirits of the few optimists remaining among us Rowbots.
As it was, Duke (5-3) got the win and Alan Embree (1-2) took the loss as the Pirates improved to 16-21 and the Rockies fell to 14-22. In addition, the Rockies' run differential this season is now zero (183 RS and RA).
Looking at the FanGraph of the game, the seventh inning was definitely horrible:
Wrap Rating: Well, I could go a lot of ways with this one, but I'll just leave it up to your imagination, Rowbots.
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