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Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 7: The Burning Down

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Baseball things happened in a series that culminated in baseball results. One baseball team won, as one always must.

Doug Pensinger

I don't want to do this.

I could write about how the Diamondbacks ran up the score through the sixth. I could talk about how Ender Inciarte is still on a hot hitting streak, or how Jordan Pacheco took it to his former team. I could talk about the walks taken, the promise of tacos with the purchase of a large drink.

I could talk about how Vidal Nuno doesn't deserve this shit-show, not because he's an especially good pitcher, but because there's only so much one human should have to endure. I could talk about how he struck out 7 in 5 1/3 innings and still has nothing to show for it. I could talk about how wins are such a stupid stat for measuring a pitcher's worth. I could bore you and repeat arguments from the stone age.

I could talk about how both teams featured bullpen meltdowns today. I could talk about how the Diamondbacks' meltdown was worse. I could talk about how Addison Reed shouldn't have been sent out in the 9th with a 1 run lead, how his stumbles feel per-ordained now.

I could count down to the end of the season, give you little tidbits and fun facts. I could optimize and SEO the hell out of this. I could link back to Xipooo's recent article about whether the trade to acquire Reed was worth it.

Or I could just stop.


Source: FanGraphs

That's it for me this year. I can't say I had much fun. The season started in a way that it didn't start, not really, anyways. I didn't have much fun, but I also can't say I wanted it to end. Sometimes the end comes like a thief, but sometimes it just fades away.