The Colorado Rockies were on the verge of a second-straight sweep, this one on the road against the Seattle Mariners, when the starting rotation experienced the first stumble in a while. Antonio Senzatela almost salvaged his outing but a big home run from Ryon Healy ultimately swung the game. And Colorado’s Sunday woes continued with their sixth consecutive loss on the day.

It was the first time in the last nine games that a Rockies starter has given up more than two runs.

The Rockies took an early lead on Charlie Blackmon’s second first-inning home run of the series, a solo shot over the wall in center. This came one day after he went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

Senzatela was not sharp in the first. He gave up a single to Dee Gordon to open things then gave up a long out to Jean Segura before plunking Mitch Haniger and walking Nelson Cruz. Kyle Seager put a charge into one that had danger written all over it but Carlos Gonzalez was able to track it down in right to force Seattle to settle for the game-tying sac fly.

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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.