DENVER – For some reason, and just about everyone is searching for that reason, the Colorado Rockies just cannot get into a rhythm at home.

For the second straight series at Coors Field, the Rockies were swept by a divisional opponent, first the Dodgers and now the Arizona Diamondbacks who cruised to a 8-3 victory that was almost never truly in doubt. They’ve now lost seven in a row at home and have fallen to 11-19 in their own ballpark.

Starter Kyle Freeland was mostly fine, though unlike most of their recent games, the offense looked like they were out of fighting spirit for most of the game as well.

With the exception of surrendering a second-inning home run to Ketel Marte—who was in the midst of a ridiculously hot stretch, garnering 10 consecutive extra-base hits—Freeland efficiently dominated the Diamondbacks lineup.

He allowed just one baserunner, a walk, over the third, fourth, and fifth innings, but ran into all kinds of trouble after recording one out in the sixth. He had Paul Goldschmidt down 0-2 but Goldy fought back to line a double to center. He then walked John Ryan Murphy before Marte stayed hot but broke his streak of XBH’s by simply singling on a grounder to left, scoring Goldschmidt.

Not a Subscriber? Start FREE today!

Login for Subscribers

Drew Creasman

Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of   Education: Studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Colorado along with Music History and Composition.   Career: After six years as an independent musician and doing sporadic political work, I began to write about the Colorado Rockies for in the winter of 2013. Three years later, I came to BSN Denver to run the Rockies content. In short time, I found myself interviewing GM Dan O’Dowd and forging relationships with countless individuals in and around the organization.   A few highlights include hosting the only daily Rockies talk show in the world, a podcast that has welcomed Nolan Arenado and Jon Gray among others, and our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Wild Card Game. I’ve also been a regular on 850 koa, 104.3 The Fan, Mile High Sports Radio and numerous podcasts.   Most Memorable Sports Moment: Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, blackout, and the Rockies win their first postseason series.   The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.   One sports movie I can’t live without: One!? Just one!? Ok … Sugar. But Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights come incredibly close.   Most memorable experience as a reporter: Either the aforementioned Arenado interview or, and this is an odd one, spending time swapping stories with other reporters at Marc Stout’s going-away party.   The sport that started it all: Clearly baseball. I’ve been watching baseball since before I can actually remember watching baseball. It’s just always been a part of me. I can still recall the feeling of wanting to be old enough to play T-ball. I love other sports, but I had loved and played baseball for years before I was even aware anything else existed.