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  • 21 Jun
    导出博客文章MONTREAL -- It wont take long for the Montreal Impact to renew acquaintances
    with Dennis Iapichino. The left back was signed by D.C. United on Thursday after
    being waived by the Impact and will be available to face his former team when
    the two clubs play tonight at Saputo Stadium. You can see all the action on TSN
    beginning at 7pm et/4pm pt. "Yeah, sometimes football is strange but first of
    all I want to wish the best of luck to Dennis because hes my teammate but also
    my friend," Impact centre back Matteo Ferrari said. "Im happy for him that he
    found another situation thats good for him because he needs to play and I think
    he will be good in D.C." Jeb Brovsky agreed that it was a curious coincidence
    that he may be facing his former teammate so soon after the 23-year-old Swiss
    defender was let go. In a little over a year with the Impact, Iapichino played
    16 MLS regular season games, including 12 as a starter. "Its always interesting
    to see a guy in a different jersey," said Brovsky, who scored his first MLS goal
    in the 3-1 loss in Washington on Aug. 3. "Obviously we hope for the best for him
    as an individual and on and off the field I think we can only hope for his
    success, but on Saturday were certainly not hoping for his success." Saturdays
    match comes two weeks after league-worst D.C. defeated the Impact 3-1 at RFK
    Stadium. The Impact have been struggling against everyone lately. A frustrating
    2-1 loss in Chicago last Saturday left Montreal with just one win its last eight
    MLS games. The Fire scored six minutes in before dropping the Impact into a 2-0
    hole in the 23rd minute. "In Chicago we walked in the locker-room and everyone
    was exceptionally frustrated, to say the least, because we knew that we were
    probably the better team on the day," Brovsky said. "We wanted to get some goals
    and its never going to be pretty but frustration is a good word for us right
    now. But thats the great thing about this game. We get to come back on Saturday
    and prove ourselves again." The Impact have lost three straight on the road,
    beginning with a 4-0 thrashing by the New York Red Bulls on July 13. Montreal
    has been outscored 9-2 during the three road losses. Brovsky wonders what
    happened to the team that won a pair of West Coast road games on its way to a
    4-0 start. "You know at the beginning of the year I think we had a bit of
    nastiness," Brovsky said. "I think we had a bit of grit, especially coming down
    the stretch, especially away from home. I thought in Portland and Seattle you
    saw a team who was just willing to put their face in front of the ball and
    really do anything they can to keep it out of the net. "Obviously we havent got
    a couple of bounces in the past couple of weeks but I think you make your own
    bounces and obviously away from home we havent been making our bounces lately.
    We need to get back to that because we need to win some games on the road to get
    into a good playoff spot so I think it just comes down to a willingness to go
    the extra two or three feet." While success has eluded the Impact lately on the
    road, coach Marco Schallibaums squad has been treading water throughout its last
    four home games. Undefeated at 6-0-1 through their first seven games in
    Montreal, the Impact have won once and tied twice at Saputo Stadium since June
    29, when a 4-3 loss to Colorado sunk their perfect home record. The rematch
    against D.C. United on home turf is timely in Schallibaums eyes. Washington went
    13 games without a regular season Major League Soccer win over a three-month
    stretch from mid-March to mid-June. Last in the Eastern Conference with a 3-16-4
    mark for a league-worst 13 points, D.C. United has yet to win in 10 road games
    this season, including seven losses and three draws. Curiously, Washington has
    streaked through U.S. Open competition. D.C. United won 2-0 in its semi-final at
    Chicago on Aug. 7 and will face Real Salt Lake in the final on Oct. 1. "Its
    good. Its always important to have another chance," Schallibaum said. "We know
    that theyre a team that had a good result against us and Chicago, but they lost
    again in the championship so its our job to make this pressure, its our job to
    score the first goal and its our job to win the game and get the three points."
    The six days off between games this week were a welcome oasis for the Impact,
    which has yet another busy stretch ahead with a CONCACAF Champions League game
    in Guatemala on Wednesday. "We played three games in eight days so weve got guys
    that have played a lot of minutes," midfielder Patrice Bernier said. "The rest
    of this week has been concentrating on trying to elaborate a little bit more and
    vary our game like we did in the second half in Chicago, where we opened up the
    game. "That creates space for everybody and then we can find the right solutions
    because we have a lot of guys with a lot of talent to find players and we have
    to be able to do that and be unpredictable against our opponents. A lot of teams
    have realized that going through the middle and blocking the middle and forcing
    us to maybe force passes and then countering on our mistakes, now we have to
    open the game and create as much space as we can for ourselves."
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    year memorable. PHOENIX -- Colorado manager Walt Weiss thought he had the right
    reliever on the mound for a shutdown inning after the Rockies had just taken the
    lead in the top of the sixth. But things didnt go as planned.Yasmany Tomas hit
    his first career grand slam, and the Arizona Diamondbacks came back from a
    three-run deficit after squandering a five-run cushion to beat Colorado 12-9 on
    Monday night.Tomas homered off Jordan Lyles, and Arizona never looked back.We
    wanted to go to him in the sixth because it was the teeth of their lineup and we
    had just scored, Weiss said. I thought it was important to get a zero right
    there.Brandon Drury had four hits for the Diamondbacks, including a solo homer
    in the seventh.Lyles (4-5) got the first two outs of the sixth. Then he gave up
    consecutive singles to Drury, Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo before
    Tomas connected.With Tomas, I tried to go down and away but I didnt make my
    pitch, Lyles said. He put a good swing on it. It was just where I wanted to stay
    away from, is where it ended up.I didnt do my job tonight. Up three runs, Ive
    got to get out of that inning still with the lead and I didnt, he added.Mitch
    Hanigers first major league home run also came in the Diamondbacks seventh.
    Randall Delgado (4-1) was credited with the win despite retiring only one of the
    four batters he faced in the sixth, and Daniel Hudson earned his third
    save.Arizona, with 16 hits on Monday, has 10 or more in 12 consecutive games
    against the Rockies. That makes the Diamondbacks the first NL team since the
    1932 Brooklyn Dodgers to have a 12-game streak of 10-plus hits against a single
    opponent in one season.Daniel Descalso homered and drove in three runs, and
    Carlos Gonzalez doubled three times and added three RBI for the Rockies.
    Colorados 15 hits included four for Gonzalez and three for Nolan Arenado and
    Charlie Blackmon.Arenados two-run single in the sixth gave Colorado a 9-6 lead
    after Descalso opened the inning with a soolo shot.dddddddddddd The Rockies
    trailed 5-0 going into the fourth.Charlie and DJ (LeMahieu) have been getting on
    base and doing their thing most of the year if not all year, Weiss said. When
    they do that and Nolan and CarGo are swinging the bats, we will score some runs
    like we did tonight. But youve got to keep them from scoring, too.Blackmon got
    his 200th career extra-base hit. Gonzalez has a nine-game hitting streak at
    Chase Field, and Descalso has homered in three of his last four games against
    Arizona.Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller helped himself with the bat, doubling
    and scoring on a sacrifice that resulted in pitcher Tyler Andersons throwing
    error in the fourth. But the Rockies drew even at 6 in the fifth on Gonzalezs
    two-out, two-run double followed by a soft single by Raimel Tapia that scored
    Gonzalez.That was all for Miller, who started strong by getting the first nine
    outs in order but ended up allowing six runs on nine hits.Anderson yielded five
    earned runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, the second time in 17 starts this
    season he failed to pitch five innings. He struck out seven and walked
    two.JUMPING RIGHT INArizona native Will Claye, the triple jump silver medalist
    at the Rio Olympics, attended the game and caught one of three pitching-machine
    pop flies during a between-innings break.STREAKINGLeMahieu had two hits and
    reached base safely for the 29th consecutive game, a career high.TRAINERS
    ROOMDiamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery
    from a groin strain and could return to the lineup before the season ends.UP
    NEXTRockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (8-7) is set to face the Diamondbacks for the
    fourth time this season. He has one win in those three previous
    outings.Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (7-13) makes his seventh career start
    against Colorado on Tuesday. ' ' '