The Arizona Diamondbacks are finishing off a disappointing 2009 campaign. On Sunday, there was more frustration. Despite getting three home runs from Chris Young, the D’Backs got blown out by the Colorado Rockies by a final count of 13-5.
Coming into the game with seven homers on the season, Young was 3-for-3 with three solo shots and two walks. It was a bright spot for an otherwise nightmare season for Young. Even after the homers, he’s hitting just .198 with ten homers, 31 RBIs and 39 runs. As recently as last year, Young was considered one of the better up-and-coming outfielders in the National League. Now the 26-year-old is fighting for his big league career.
The win was a big one for the Rockies. Their current three-game winning streak has them two games up in the NL Wild Card race ahead of the San Francisco Giants. At 77-60, the Rockies have to be considered the favorite to enter the 2009 baseball playoffs as the wild card. As seen on Sunday, you need more than heroics to beat this club.