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Rockies offense starts fast, fades faster in 4-3 loss to Diamondbacks

The Rockies scored three times in the first inning but couldn't muster as much as a minor threat until the 10th. Also, the managing. My goodness, the managing...

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The Rockies dropped their third consecutive game on Friday, falling to the Diamondbacks, 4-3, in 10 innings.

Colorado scored three runs in the first inning but had just one hit from that point until the 10th, when Nick Hundley reached on a bunt single. That gave the Rockies  runners on first and second with no outs, but the threat quickly vanished when Michael McKenry, who was pinch hitting for Scott Oberg in a situation that could have called for a bunt, lined into a double play.

The D-backs walked off with a win in the bottom half of that frame in what can be best described as a bizarre set of circumstances. Left-hander Yohan Flande, who should be the last resort in the Rockies' bullpen, surrendered a leadoff double to Welington Castillo, whose career OPS against lefties is 150 points higher than his .678 mark against righties.

Two batters later, Rockies manager Walt Weiss tried to call for an intentional walk with Cliff Pennington. But somehow the signal wasn't relayed to Nick Hundley on time, and Pennington followed with a game-winning sacrifice fly.

Wilin Rosario, who was thrown out at second on the aforementioned double play lineout, led the Rockies with a double, a walk and two runs batted in. Troy Tulowitzki singled and walked, increasing his hitting and on-base streaks to 16 and 31 games, respectively.

Kyle Kendrick allowed three runs on nine hits in 5⅔ innings. He struck out six.

We'll have more on this ... whatever the hell this was ... in the morning, as always, with our extended game recap.

Source: FanGraphs

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