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Game Wrap: Rockies lose, nothing spectacular happens

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The Colorado Rockies lost a baseball game tonight. They didn't play well, the Arizona Diamondbacks did, and Rockies fans had another long night rooting for something interesting to happen for their club. It didn't. Well other than Todd Helton hitting another double.

Ralph Freso

Stop me if this sounds familiar.

The Colorado Rockies wasted a surprisingly good starting pitching performance. (This time from Roy Oswalt of all people.)

The outfield defense sans Carlos Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler needed to borrow sound effects from a Stooges movie.

Charlie Culberson played left field in a way that made Rockies fans pine for Eric Young Jr.

Todd Helton moved up a spot on the all-time doubles list. (He now sits at 16th all-time.)

The Rockies offense finally showed some life in the middle innings and brought the game back into contention.

Nolan Arenado got a key RBI to make the game close.

Then the Rockies bullpen, just when it looked like the purple-clad had gained some momentum, let the game slip away again in a dramatically unspectacular fashion. Unless you are a Diamondbacks fan and like screaming line drives at and over the fence.

The game wandered away from the Rockies like a distracted bumble bee as the bullpen for the Diamondbacks shut the Rockies down and the bullpen for the Rockies must have felt like they just got done with the running of the bulls.

Final tally 9-2.

The journey toward a better draft pick continues.

Here is a graph that moves mostly in one direction.

<iframe src="http://www.fangraphs.com/graphframe.aspx?config=0&static=0&type=livewins&num=0&h=450&w=450&date=2013-09-14&team=Diamondbacks&dh=0" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="450" width = "450" style="border:1px solid black;"></iframe><br /><span style="font-size:9pt;">Source: <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/livewins.aspx?date=2013-09-14&team=Diamondbacks&dh=0&season=2013">FanGraphs</a></span>