The Rockies did a respectable job generating a little offense against Patrick Corbin, but came up short in a 8-6 loss. The worked hard to score five runs off Corbin in 5.1 innings. Most of the production came from the bottom of the lineup featuring Tom Murphy, Kyle Parker, and Rafael Ynoa. David Hale gave way to the bullpen after five innings in a 4-4 tie. Colorado scratched out a run in each of the sixth and seventh inning to retake the 6-4 lead in a see-saw game.
Gonzalez Germen did his job in the sixth. The wheels came off with two outs and the bases empty when Arizona scored four runs to retake the lead, 8-6. Boone Logan came in to get the last out with runner on second base after three guys scored. He promptly threw two wild pitches that allowed a slow-as-a-snail runner to waltz home for the final run. As it has happened in the entire series the Rockies couldn’t hit against the back end of the Arizona bullpen. The most frustrating part of the loss tonight? Arizona scored the last seven runs with two outs, including four in the seventh with the bases empty.
With the loss, Colorado fell to 30-43 against the NL West competition. The Rockies fly tonight to San Francisco where they will give Kyle Kendrick a reward for eating innings and giving up HRs with a start in AT&T Park. On Sunday late afternoon, the Rockies’ season will thankfully be over. Time to go to work Jeff Bridich one minute after the game ends Sunday. Start by non-tendering Kendrick a contract. Then DFA the easy marks on the 40-man roster to make room for Rule 5 protection on the players.