Updated Apr 5, 2014 - 11:32 pm
D-backs set franchise record for worst start to a season with loss to Rockies
Not in Sydney. Not in Phoenix. Not even in the crisp mile-high air of Denver.
From poor starting pitching to sporadic offensive production to inconsistent support from the bullpen, the D-backs have been plagued by issue after issue after issue.
And sadly, it all culminated with the club hitting a new low Saturday night at Coors Field.
Despite scoring the first run of the ballgame for the first time during the week-old campaign, it ultimately wasn't enough for Arizona to get over the hump.
The Rockies, behind a trio of home runs off the bats of Nolan Arenado (2) and Michael Cuddyer (1), stormed back from a four-run deficit with nine unanswered runs over the last five innings to take their second straight from the D-backs by a final of 9-4.
With the loss, Arizona dropped to 1-7 on the season -- setting a new franchise-low for the worst record through eight games.
The previous low mark (2-6) was set by both the 1998 and 2004 incarnations of the team.
The 1998 squad finished with a 65-97 record, while the 2004 squad suffered an even uglier fate at 51-111 (franchise-worst record).
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