Diamondbacks 15, Rockies 5 (boxscore)
What Went Wrong: In case you haven't noticed, the Rockies pathetic September play is no mirage... it's a trend. A really ugly, inexcusable, unacceptable trend.
Well, I should say unacceptable to us. It's perfectly acceptable to the Monforts and the people they trust to make baseball decisions.
I don't care who's hurt or how little this team has to play for in the standings, there's no excuse for not competing. But that's exactly what's going on right now. The Rockies are getting trounced and run in circles by playoff teams, mediocre teams, and it wouldn't surprise me next week if the awful Cubs did the same. At least they're competing. At least they're going at a team like the St. Louis Cardinals and making their life difficult.
I just want to feel like they're going to win a game. I'm not even sure if I care whether or not they actually do win, I just want to feel like they could. Would that be too much to ask for?
Drew Pomeranz's Line: 3 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 5 BB, 4 K, 85 pitches (50 strikes)
Please, just shut the kid down already. His confidence appears to be shot... again. It's painful to watch. He's not giving the team a chance to win. Let him go sit and watch somewhere and let's pray we have people in place next season that can fix him and keep him fixed.
Alex White's Line: 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 41 pitches (21 strikes)
Highlight of the Night: Congratulations to Bill and Barbara Ormsby on being the Rockies 60th million fan (I guess they count as one) and winning season tickets for 2013.
Or maybe condolences would be more appropriate.
What's Next: I'm over this one. The next one is Saturday at 6:10. That will feature Jhoulys Chacin (2-5, 4.58) against Patrick Corbin (6-7, 4.02), so I guess it'll be worth checking out while Chacin is active.