DENVER – The Colorado Rockies just can’t get any traction with their pitching right now, dropping their fifth straight home game after starter German Marquez pitched four ugly innings and the bullpen continued to look like a group in search for anything in the neighborhood of answers.

The offense once again showed promise and fight throughout the game but fell in defeat 9-4.

The Diamondbacks jumped on Marquez in the first with a one-out double from Paul Goldschmidt who came in on a single from former-Rockie Daniel Descalso.

The Rockies managed to scratch a run out in the second after Gerardo Parra reached on a two-base error, Chris Iannetta was intentionally walked, and Marquez managed to come through with his sixth base hit of the season, collecting his first RBI.

But the wheels came off the wagon for Marquez in the fourth, issuing a lead-off walk to Jon Jay before giving up three, no-doubt moonshot home runs to Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb, and David Peralta. He couldn’t get any of his pitches to the edge of the zone and the Diamondbacks just weren’t missing his mistakes.

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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.