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Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 6

When does spring training start?

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Because this series has been the most depressing one in a long time. Getting swept by the Cardinals was one thing, but losing here, by a combined score of 22-10, and featuring probably the two worst innings all season... Yeah. The ironic thing is, we actually took the lead in this one, Welington Castillo doubling into the left-field corner to score David Peralta, and Rubby De La Rosa was making it stand up. But then, somebody mentioned the no-hitter De La Rosa had going, and the very next batter hit was MLB StatCast called the longest homer of the 2015 season, estimating it at 495 feet. Tied game, and lucky to be that, Rubby working out of a bases loaded, one out jam.

The next inning, no such luck. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. The first two reached versus De La Rosa, so Chip Hale went to strikeout guy Enrique Burgos... who threw his first pitch wild, and walked the sole batter faced. With Miguel Montero up, Hale went to lefty Matt Reynolds... who gave Montero a grand-slam. Another home-run later in the season, and the Diamondbacks dugout looked more like a convention for The Walking Dead. Castillo had three of the team's six hits, including a home-run in the ninth inning, with Jake Lamb singling and walking and Nick Ahmed adding a two-run homer in the ninth. The D-backs are now 3-11 in their last  14 games.