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.