DENVER – There was a remarkably entertaining and well-played (if not a bit offense heavy) game going on at Coors Field on a beautiful night in Denver right up until Bryan Shaw completely lost it in the eighth.

It’s always difficult to put a loss entirely on the shoulders of one player in the game of baseball, but Shaw quite literally threw this game away with what turned out to be a five-run throwing error. He also gave up six total runs on four hits and two walks, recording just two outs.

The Diamondbacks starting the scoring with Paul Goldschmidt’s first home run of the day, a solo shot deep over the wall in center.

Colorado struck back immediately in the bottom of the frame with their own hot hitter, Trevor Story, who blasted his own long home run to center but did so with DJ LeMahieu aboard (via a single) to put the Rockies on top.

The back-and-forth continued with a Nick Ahmed solo shot in the second that tied the game and gave the national television audience all kinds of Coors Field jokes with three home runs in the first three half-innings.

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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.