Even when they look good they look terrible.
Nolan Arenado's barehanded throw home that should have nailed Adrian Gonzalez but didn't either because it forced Wilin Rosario off the plate, or because Wilin Rosario just came off the plate, or because the baseball gods enjoy laughing at us, sums up this team right now.
Right when it looks like something good might happen. It doesn't.
The Colorado Rockies are in a positively dreadful place right now and have likely dug themselves into an impossible hole to dig out of regardless of the boosts they may get as more and more players return from their icy white-walkery abode in the injury ward.
Things didn't look all so bad to start as the teams matched zeroes through four innings. Starter Yohan Flande who most Rockies fans hadn't heard of 30 days ago, pitched around some singles, induced a lot of ground balls, and for a time it was good.
The land was rich with hopes and merriment and there was much rejoicing. And then the walls came tumbling down.
The top of the fifth inning saw Flande knocked around like an extra in a Bruse Lee film as the Dodgers put up a five spot and Yohan was removed from the game.
Brooks Brown came in in relief making his debut and pitched pretty darned well, going 1.2 innings and striking out two, but when that is your silver lining, things have gotten pretty bad.
The Rockies would scratch out a run a piece in the sixth and eighth innings but after the five run fifth for the Dodgers, with the way the Rockies have been playing lately, this one was never in doubt.
The Rockies bullpen gave up its standard three runs. This time the culprit was Tommy Kanhle, on the mound, with the poorly located fastball. He gave up three runs in 1.2 innings pitched.
What a crapstastically awful baseball game.