There is no way around how bad of a loss the Colorado Rockies suffered in their final game in Texas Sunday afternoon.

A 5-1 lead became a 6-5 deficit which quickly became a 10-6 lead that was dwindled down to 10-9 before again being extended to 12-9 and finally being blown for a crushing 13-12 loss. This, folks, was the worst loss of the season.

This goes beyond coulda-woulda-shoulda and goes into the category of games that were given away to the opposition by poor play, silly mistakes, and free bases; Not by getting beat by a team that got hot at the right time. The Rangers didn’t beat the Rockies in this one. The Rockies threw it away.

DJ LeMahieu started things off with the first leadoff home run of his career, a hooking line drive that bounced off the foul pole in left to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.

The Rockies added in the fourth, scoring three more runs without the benefit of an extra-base hit. Carlos Gonzalez drew a one-out walk and advanced on a Trevor Story single up the middle. Gerardo Parra followed with a second straight single to center to score the second run.

Ian Desmond made it three singles in a row with a line drive over the second baseman, collecting his 40th RBI of the season. Tom Murphy made it 4-0 on a groundout to the shortstop that scored Parra who advanced to third on Desmond’s hit.

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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 PurpleRow.com 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.