The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville—mighty Casey has struck out."
Rockies fall short of win No. 12
By C.J. Moore / MLB.comDENVER -- Brandon Webb, Conor Jackson and the Diamondbacks got in the way of what seemed to be the Rockies' destiny on Friday night in front of 48,190 at Coors Field.
The Rockies' playoff dreams didn't end with the loss, but they're not much more than dreams with two games to play. If the Padres go on to win on Friday night against the Brewers, the Rockies will need to win their final two and have the Padres drop their final two to tie for the Wild Card.
While Francis (17-9) wasn't at his best, giving up four runs over six innings, the Rockies offense also lost the magic that enabled the 11-game winning streak.
After the Rockies had scored 76 runs in their past 11, Brandon Webb muzzled the Colorado hit attack.
Matt Holliday's RBI single in the third inning and a Brad Hawpe RBI in the seventh was all the Rox could muster against Webb.
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