It was a counterpuncher's performance by the Diamondbacks early on in the series finale at Coors Field. Every time the Rockies scored, it seemed the D-backs replied, beginning with Eduardo Escobar's opposite-field homerun, leading off the second immediately after Colorado had taken the league. Similarly, after the Rockies rallied to tie the game at three in the fifth, Blake Swihart untied it with a two-run homer. Arizona added two more in the eighth, and seemed to be cruising, up 7-3 with six outs to get. Zack Greinke was in line for the win, having allowed three runs over his six innings.
Of course, it's never EASY at Coors Field, is it? Not helped by an Escobar error, Archie Bradley had a real stinker, being charged with five runs and not retiring a batter. The Rockies took an 8-7 lead, and the Diamondbacks didn't have one last counterpunch in them, despite Ketel Marte getting on to lead off the ninth. Rockkstarr will be along later with a full recap of this defeat, snatched from the jaws of victory.