Manager Walt Weiss #22 of the Colorado Rockies walks back to the dugout after discussing a call with the first base umpire against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Chase Field on September 15, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX (AP) - Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss says the daily grind of being back in the majors this year is what he remembered, with one exception.
"What's different is I'm responsible for more people now. The losses sting more," he said.
The Rockies lost for the 82nd time Sunday, beaten by the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-2. Colorado was assured of its third straight losing season.
Since advancing to the World Series in 2007, the Rockies are a cumulative 50 games under .500 and have posted only one winning season.
Weiss played 14 seasons in the majors before he was hired last November from the baseball team at Regis Jesuit High School.
"It's been what I expected," Weiss said.
What happens after this season to Weiss remains to be seen. He signed a one-year contract and isn't even sure exactly when it expires.
"I haven't looked at it," he said, adding that he hasn't heard from the front office about his fate.
Jhoulyn Chacin (13-9), the Rockies' most reliable starter this season, was unable to keep Colorado close. Chacin lasted a season-low four innings, allowing six runs - four earned - on seven hits with three walks.
"I just wasn't throwing strikes," Chacin said. "I was pitching up, overthrowing my pitches. I didn't make my pitches at any point in the game."
Colorado star Todd Helton did not play, a day announcing he would retire after this season. The crowd at Chase Field cheered him early in the game and he waved his cap in appreciation.
Randall Delgado (5-6) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings for the Diamondbacks, who won have won three of four.
"It's been a struggle offensively on the road," Weiss said.
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