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Greek myth is full of appropriate metaphors for our struggle towards .500. Sisyphus, rolling that rock. Tantalus, the fruit forever eluding his grasp. Or Prometheus, perpetually having his liver pecked out by eagles.

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Yeah, we lost again today: the eighth consecutive time the Diamondbacks have tasted defeat, when they have had a chance to get back to an even record. Today wasn't even close, particularly after the Angels blew things open with a five-run sixth inning, in which Allen Webster struggled with his control, and Josh Collmenter then allowed all three runners he inherited to score, plus one of his own for good measure. Webster was charged with six runs in 5.1 innings, on five hits and five walks, with four strikeouts. Collmenter got into his first game since leaving the rotation, and allowed one run in 2.2 innings, on three hits and walk, before David Hernandez tossed a scoreless ninth.

The Diamondbacks' offense managed the same number of hits as the Angels, but their impact was a good deal less, Aaron Hill, David Peralta and Nick Ahmed each had a pair of hits, but Paul Goldschmidt's streak of reaching base ended, as he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Chris Owings matched the latter day of futility. soco will be along with the full recap later in the day, and we now await the arrival of the Padres, for what may well bring another opportunity to reach .500. Or perhaps we should just get our livers ready for some more gnawing.