The Colorado Rockies' up-and-down offense has contributed to a shaky start, and their defense hasn't been much better.
They'll likely need improvement in both facets of the game to cool off the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game series starting Friday night at Coors Field.
The Rockies (2-4) totaled 10 runs during a 1-3 start, but chased Tim Lincecum and pounded out 22 hits Wednesday in a 17-8 rout of San Francisco.
However, they couldn't sustain that sort of production Thursday against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner, falling 4-2 in the series finale.
"It's funny and it's baseball," Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said. "Probably not too many people expected the offensive outburst (Wednesday) with Lincecum pitching and then today everybody's probably thinking well, they hit Lincecum well and Bumgarner, they're probably going to do the same. And baseball doesn't work like that."
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