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Game #71 Preview: 6/24, Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies

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[Sigh] You know how this works, folks...

Summer in Denver.
Summer in Denver.
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Allen Webster
RHP, 1-1, 6.55
David Hale
RHP, 2-2, 5.28
A.J. Pollock - CF Charlie Blackmon - CF
David Peralta - LF DJ LeMahieu - 2B
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Yasmany Tomas - RF Nolan Arenado - 3B
Jake Lamb - 3B Ben Paulsen - LF
Chris Owings - 2B Wilin Rosario - 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C Nick Hundley - C
Nick Ahmed - SS Brandon Barnes - RF
Allen Webster - RHP David Hale - RHP

Hey, look: I remembered to adjust for Mountain time today... I turned the game off last night at the rain delay, at which point the D-backs were 3-1 up. You can imagine my total lack of surprise when I checked Twitter one Netflix movie later, and discovered we were now four runs behind. I don't think I've seen such a bizarrely predictable run of results in... forever. Really: ten chances in a row to reach .500, and ten consecutive defeats? If I may be so bold as to correct James's headline on Snake Bytes this morning, I think it's more likely sympathy from Sisyphus. I wouldn't be surprised if he was now starting a petition on Change.org, protesting our cruel and unusual punishment by the baseball gods.

The only comparable spell I can recall is a few seasons back, and a spell during which it seemed the mantra every night was, "At least the Dodgers lost too." I dunno quite how to check whether my memory is being accurate, or if that streak reached as long as this one. Still, it does mean we are guaranteed a win today, since we always win when we are two games under .500, don't we? Well, not quite, but since June 5, we are 5-1 in such contests. so odds in favor. We'll have to see what mother nature has to say on the topic because - and, stop me if you've heard this one before too - the weather in Coors Field is looking threatening again, and the D-backs already had their batting practice canceled.

Well played, Diamondbacks social media intern. Well played...

Yep. Get a book. And a sandwich. Might be a while.