Rockies’ four-game successful streak ends with ugly loss to D-backs
The Rockies took the sector Sunday afternoon searching for a boffo last act to their homestand.
They carried out a pratfall as a substitute.
Playing one in all their poorer video games of the season, the Rockies misplaced 12-6 to Arizona at Coors Field in a recreation that took 3 hours, 46 minutes. The defeat ended the Rockies’ four-game successful streak and left them with a 4-2 file of their penultimate homestand of the season.
It’s by no means an excellent signal when your pitchers concern extra walks (9) than your batters register hits (6) — or when the latter strike out 14 instances. But that’s what the Rockies did Sunday.
And it’s by no means good when your beginning pitcher throws simply 37 strikes in 70 pitches in 2 2/3 innings. But that’s what occurred to right-hander Ryan Feltner.
Plus, Arizona stole six bases, together with scoring a run by Christian Walker on a double steal within the third inning.
At least the Rockies performed a small half in Diamondbacks historical past. Right-hander Zac Gallen blanked the Rockies for 3 innings, extending his scoreless streak to 44 1/3 innings to set a franchise file. He bypassed Brandon Webb, who pitched 42 consecutive scoreless innings in 2007.
Colorado halted Gallen’s streak with a three-run fourth inning. Ryan McMahon and Yonathan Daza rapped out back-to-back singles and C.J. Cron’s exhausting single previous first baseman Christian Walker scored McMahon to snap the streak. Gallen struck out Charlie Blackmon and Michael Toglia, however rookie Elehuris Montero lined a two-run double to proper area, trimming Arizona’s result in 4-3.
But Gallen held on to pitch six innings, giving up three runs on 4 hits with 11 strikeouts. He improved 12-2, although his ERA rose barely, from 2.42 to 2.50.
A ray of sunshine for Colorado got here from Ryan McMahon. Starting at second base and hitting leadoff, he went 2-for-4 and launched a two-run homer within the eighth, his third homer of the homestand and sixteenth of the season.
In his quick stint on the mound, Feltner gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and walked 4. His ERA rose from 5.85 to six.12.
The Rockies are off Monday earlier than starting a five-game highway journey Tuesday in Chicago. They play two towards the White Sox, have one other time off Thursday, after which play a three-game set towards the Cubs.
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