So, yeah, this wasn’t exactly our finest hour. I’m not really okay with losing to a National League team in a slugfest, especially if that National League team is the same National League team that we beat when we slugged our way to World Series victory in 2007. Anyway, we lost, and it was ugly.
Lackey didn’t waste time putting us in a hole. His third pitch of the game was hit for a solo shot, and two outs and a double later, he gave up an RBI single. He gave up another solo shot in the third. And another one in the fifth.
So we spent most of the game down by four. We didn’t even score a single run until the seventh, and even that was basically a giveaway from the Rockies. Salty and Drew grounded out, and then Middlebrooks doubled and scored when Bradley reached on a missed catch, with a little help from a throwing error. But then Bradley was out at home.
But just when we shrunk the deficit from four to three, it more than doubled. Britton came on for the seventh, but evidently that wasn’t even remotely close to an improvement. He gave up a double, a single, and a walk to load the bases with nobody out. Then he gave up a two-run single. Following a double steal and another two-run single, Morales came on and finished the inning. De La Rosa pitched the eighth.
We brought our six-run deficit down to four again when Papi singled to lead off the fifth, and Salty went yard on the third pitch, and third four-seam, of the at-bat. All the way to right center field. Too bad it basically didn’t even make a dent.
We lost, 8-3. It was awful and humiliating and just generally very unpleasant.