DENVER, CO - AUGUST 29: Pitching coach Bo McLaughlin #40 of the Colorado Rockies visits the mound to talk with pitcher Will Harris #48 and the rest of the infield during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on August 29, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The strategy visit proved unhelpful as Harris gave up a grand slam to the next batter as the Dodgers went on to defeat the Rockies 10-8 to avoid the three game sweep. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
In recent days, the Rockies pitching staff has been spotless, a rarity this year. They befuddled Braves hitters. The bullpen was called upon and it was sturdy. They were efficient in their efforts. And they didn't give up a single earned run.
Yet, on both days, the Rockies lost in Atlanta, 1-0.
Thursday, on a simple toss from the catcher Wilin Rosario to starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin the ball got away and Atlanta scored the only run of the ballgame. A simple as baseball concepts get, and it ends up being the deciding play.
It's disheartening when your All-Star shortstop goes down with an injury. It's sickening to watch the Rockies boot the ball around (MLB leading 107 errors). It can be devastating to watch them beat a team but still lose.
Luckily this seems like the final act.
(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)