PHOENIX -- Every time it looks like the Diamondbacks are poised to put together a streak, it seems a maddeningly anemic offense comes along to suppress any momentum on which the team could capitalize.
Any momentum that might have carried over from a road trip that ended Sunday with the D-backs' third win in four games evaporated Monday when the D-backs failed to score a run, shut out for the first time this season at the hands of the surging Colorado Rockies.
"We didn't swing the bats well at all," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "It's been a trend, and I'm not sure what to tell you about it. You'd have to ask (the players) what they're thinking."
Colorado rookie Christian Friedrich pitched the best game of his major league career so far and won his third straight decision by holding the D-backs to six hits. The left-hander's final line might not have been so pretty had the D-backs made something of a number of opportunities, starting with loaded bases in the first inning.