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Rockies allow 8 in 6th inning, lose 7th straight

Another meltdown from Rex Brothers and Nick Masset doomed the Rockies again

Dustin Bradford

We hadn't seen Rex Brothers for a while, since Walt Weiss elected to give the struggling reliever some time off from pressure situations. But tonight Weiss decided to throw Rex right back in there, with the bases loaded and nobody out during a 3-3 tie in the 6th inning. It took precisely two pitches for Rex to allow all three of those baserunners to score. After some more Nick Masset foolishness, eight runs scored in the inning to send the Rockies to their seventh straight loss, by a margin of 11-3.

Christian Bergman started, and he was spotty. Despite striking out seven and walking just one, Bergman was awfully hittable. He allowed nine of them, including a two run home run to Matt Kemp in the first. After loading the bases in the sixth, he gave way to Rex Brothers. Yeah. Bad news.

Speaking of bad news: Nick Masset. This guy has been nothing but garbage the entire year. After allowing three runs in the sixth (he also let Brothers' base runners score) his ERA has climbed up to a healthy 6.00. He doesn't strike guys out. He walks people. He's old. He's just not good.

Wilin Rosario blasted his 11th home run. Corey Dickerson swatted an RBI base hit in the fifth inning. Michael Cuddyer hit an RBI double. That was the extent of the Rockies offense.

This season couldn't end any sooner.

<iframe src="" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="450" width = "450" style="border:1px solid black;"></iframe><br /><span style="font-size:9pt;">Source: <a href="">FanGraphs</a></span>