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Diamondbacks win Sunday but lose series vs Rockies

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 22: Daulton Varsho #12 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a double in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 22, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 22: Daulton Varsho #12 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a double in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 22, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 21: Zac Gallen #23 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning during a game at Coors Field on August 21, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Zac Gallen delivered Saturday but bullpen couldn’t hold up, lose 5-2

Zac has gone through the gauntlet this year in terms of injuries and poor pitching. He’s struggled a lot and has rarely shown the Gallen-pitching that we fell in love with from 2019-20. Saturday, he showcased vintage Gallen.

Gallen pitched magnificently in hitter-heaven Coors Field. Zac pitched 7 spotless innings of 3-hit, 1-walk, 9-K’s ball. It was a true beauty. He reminded us of how talented he truly is and will be again. Sadly, he did not get the win.

The bullpen only needed to pitch 2 innings to secure a 2-0 win. Unfortunately, Noe Ramirez and J.B. Wendelken combined to give up 5 runs in 1.2 innings. The final blow was a three-run walk-off home run by Elias Diaz. One day, our bullpen will be able to hold a 2-0 lead. One day.

For the offense, it was a rather quiet night as they were mostly shut down by Kyle Freeland. Ketel Marte went 3/4 with a double and RBI. Varsho homered yet again on his way to going 2/4 with a run and RBI.

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