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Rockies drop Game 2, 5-3; swept by Diamondbacks in doubleheader

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Despite a herculean effort from Nolan Arenado, Colorado fell to 25 games under .500, prompting some fans to chant "no more Monforts" during the postgame show.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks scored four runs off of the Colorado Rockies' bullpen en route to a 5-3 win, their second of the day over the National League West's last-place team.

Rockies reliever Scott Oberg walked a batter, hit another and gave up a hit en route to allowing three runs without recording a single out. Jairo Diaz surrendered his first run since being called up last week, serving up a tie-breaking two-run homer to All-Star outfielder A.J. Pollock in relief of Oberg.

Kyle Kendrick returned from the disabled list and allowed just a run -- on a Paul Goldschmidt homer -- on three hits in four innings. The Rockies planned a pitch limit of around 60 for the veteran right-hander, who finished having thrown 72.

Nolan Arenado was responsible for most of Colorado's offense, falling #ATripleShy of the cycle while knocking in a pair of runs, increasing his season total to 98. Including his output from Game 1 of the doubleheader, Arenado had five hits and a couple of homers on Tuesday. He leads the NL with 32 home runs, one more than teammate Carlos Gonzalez.

Arenado also made at least three highlight-reel plays in the field, which comes as absolutely no surprise. Give that man a blank check, Rockies, and I'll keep writing bad things about him in an attempt to keep him motivated.

Cristhian Adames doubled in the first inning of what was his first start for the Rockies this season. Ben Paulsen added an RBI hit in that opening frame.

Gonzalez and Daniel Descalso each finished 0-for-4. The latter grounded into a rally-killing double play in the ninth inning after DJ LeMahieu delivered a pinch-hit single to start the frame.

After the doubleheader sweep at the hands of the D-backs, Colorado is now 25 games under .500, a development that caused some fans in attendance to chant "no more Monforts" during ROOT Sports' postgame show.

At least they're passionate.


Source: FanGraphs

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