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Can’t say that series went how we were hoping, but, hey! At least we aren’t the Suns

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Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

The Diamondbacks got themselves swept at home by the division rival Rockies. The final game ended in extras after Yoshi Hirano blew it in the tenth inning.

Diamondbacks Recaps

(ESPN) Iannetta drives in 2 in 10th, Rockies sweep D-backs

Iannetta, a former Diamondbacks catcher, singled off the center-field wall against Yoshihisa Hirano (3-4) with one out to drive in Ian Desmond and Brendan Rodgers.

”You’re trying to hit a sacrifice fly, they fall behind 2-0, so now you’re looking for a pitch over the plate to hopefully do it with,” Iannetta said. “I hit it good. I felt my hands rattle a little bit, so I know I didn’t get all of it, but I got a lot of it.””

(CBS Sports) Iannetta drives in 2 in 10th, Rockies sweep D-backs

Chris Iannetta’s two-run, bases-loaded single in the 10th inning lifted the Rockies to a 6-4 win that completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. That came after the Rockies tied it at 4 on Tony Wolters’ pinch-hit RBI single in the top of the ninth.”

Diamondbacks News

(CBS Sports) How Ketel Marte has emerged as the new star of the Diamondbacks offense

“Leading the way offensively is superutility man Ketel Marte, who has started 38 games in center field and 29 games at second base, plus a handful of others at shortstop. The 25-year-old switch-hitter leads the team in pretty much every significant offensive category and ranks ninth among all position players with 3.2 WAR.”

(AZ Central) Nick Ahmed leaves Diamondbacks game with left hand contusion

“The X-rays came back negative, and an MRI was not needed. Lovullo said that at worst, Ahmed is day to day, and at best, he’ll be back in the lineup Friday for the series opener against the Giants.”

MLB News

(NBC Sports) Giants blast umps after Dodgers loss, call for more replay accountability

“Asked what he would like to see from the replay system, Posey mentioned additional explanations on close calls like that one, and added that perhaps MLB should add more cameras to the field to get better angles. He said too many calls come back as “inconclusive.””

(Fox Sports) The Ex-Rays: Tampa Bay gets OK from MLB to explore Montreal

“Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Thursday at the end of the owners’ meetings, saying the executive council had granted the Rays “broad permission to explore what’s available.”

Manfred said it’s too soon to detail the particulars — as in, where the team would play postseason games, or in what stadiums. He did not address whether this would be a step toward a full move.”

This might be the dumbest thing to come out of this commissioner’s office, and that includes the runner on second to start extra inning games.

Snake Bites

(Eater) KFC’s Latest Junk Food Monster Is a Bright Orange Cheetos Chicken Sandwich

“KFC, the chain that loves a good stunt, is rolling out a limited-time-only dish that seems destined to become a viral hit: the Cheetos Sandwich. This comfort food mashup is a crispy chicken filet that’s smothered in Cheetos sauce and wedged inside a standard KFC bun with mayo and a layer of regular Cheetos”

Got confused for a minute, because there isn’t a Chase Field location for KFC, but that sounds like something you’d find at Gonzo’s Grill