Triple plays are incredibly difficult to pull off. There needs to be at least two runners on base with no outs, a ball hit to precisely the right spot, and flawless execution from the fielders. Normally they occur about five times per season.
That’s not what happened today, though, as the Arizona Diamondbacks ran themselves right into one. With Paul Goldschmidt down 0-2 in the count and runners on first and second, the Diamondbacks opted for a hit-and-run. Unfortunately, Goldschmidt hit the ball straight at Jose Reyes, and the Rockies were out of the ninth inning having done very little at all.
The Rockies still lost 6-4, though.