Colorado Rockies morning after: 3 hits, 3 misses from road trip
An old nemesis paid a visit to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon.
A Colorado Rockies bullpen that let a game that was tied late go awry with the host Arizona Diamondbacks striking for four runs in the eighth inning off reliever Daniel Bard on the way to an 8-4 victory in the final contest of a seven-game road trip for the Rox.
After going winless in its first seven road games of the season, the loss Sunday brought to an end a 2-5 ledger for Colorado (10-18) on the team’s second swing away from home this season. The Rox went 0-6 on their first road trip in early April.
What might be even more concerning, though, for Rockies fans than the club dropping another winnable game Sunday with a collapse of the bullpen is the injury status of All-Star shortstop Trevor Story.
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Story, who drove in the Rockies’ first runs of the game with a two-run homer in the third, was removed from the game entering the fateful bottom of the eighth inning after he was hit by a pitch on his right (throwing) hand in the top of the inning when Colorado scored a pair of runs to knot the game at 4-4.
For more on Story, check here on Rox Pile for the latest updates on his injury.
The just-completed road trip had its share of highlights and lowlights. Here are three hits and three misses from the team’s time on the road.