The Colorado Rockies once again blew a late lead, losing their third-straight game with a 12-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. The Rockies led 7-5 through six innings, but the bullpen once again failed them, giving up seven unanswered runs in the loss.
Jeff Hoffman made a solid 2018 debut and the offense performed well in the game, but both were overshadowed by yet another collapse from the bullpen, which is becoming a theme for the Rockies this season.
The bright spot for the Rockies in the game was Trevor Story, who went 3-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs that both gave the Rockies the lead at the time. Story’s 14 home runs this season now lead the Rockies, ahead of Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon.
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The Rockies led 7-6 going to the eighth inning when Bryan Shaw came in to face the bottom of the Arizona lineup. He proceeded to allow six runs in 2⁄3 of an inning on four hits and two walks. He also made two errors on the same comebacker that caused five of the six runs to be unearned. It was the latest in a string of struggles for Shaw, who now carries a 7.03 ERA this season and should probably not see a high-leverage situation anytime soon.
The Rockies will look to salvage a game in the series and snap their six-game home losing streak tomorrow afternoon, with Kyle Freeland on the mound against Zack Godley. First pitch is schedued for 1:10 p.m. Mountain time.