The D-Backs reinforced their bullpen at the trade deadline, but it caused their collapse anyway

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The D-Backs reinforced their bullpen at the trade deadline, but it caused their collapse anyway
The D-Backs reinforced their bullpen at the trade deadline, but it caused their collapse anyway

After spending more than 100 days in sole possession of first place in the NL West, the Arizona Diamondbacks are in danger of missing the postseason completely. And much of the blame goes to the bullpen, the team's supposed strength. Thursday afternoon the D-Backs lost for the 14th time in their last 20 games (COL 10, ARI 3) as six relievers combined to allow six runs and 12 baserunners in five innings against the Rockies. Trade deadline pickup Jake Diekman faced three batters, retired none of them, and was charged with three runs. Colorado broke the game open with a five-run seventh inning. One night earlier new closer Yoshihisa Hirano took the loss after allowing a walk-off two-run home run

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