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Diamondbacks 14, Rockies 4: Yes, it really is this bad

The Rockies gave up nine runs in the eighth inning and lost their second straight game to Arizona.

Ralph Freso

Tommy Kahnle and Nick Masset combined to give up nine runs on eight hits with the help of two Rockies errors in the bottom of the eighth inning, turning a close game into a 14-4 rout in favor of the Diamondbacks.


In their last 80 games, since their 22-14 start, the Rockies are 23-57. That's half a season of playing at a 46-win pace. Even with the hot start, the Rockies are on pace to finish at 63-99, the worst mark in franchise history.

The Rockies actually had a 3-1 lead early thanks in part to a pair of RBIs from Nolan Arenado, but Arizona went in front in the bottom of the third on a three-run home run by Mark Trumbo that gave his team a 4-3 lead. The Diamondbacks extended  the lead to 5-3 on Alfredo Marte's home run in the bottom of the seventh.

Arenado hit his career-high 11th home run of the season in the top of the righth to answer Arizona's seventh-inning run before the disastrous bottom of the eighth.

The Rockies will try to salvage a game in the series tomorrow at 2:10 p.m. Mountain time with Franklin Morales taking on Wade Miley.

Source: FanGraphs

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