A rough outing for Rockies starter Chris Rusin combines with a weak offensive effort to shut Colorado out of game one.
A double to Martin Prado and a walk to Christian Yelich in the bottom of the first ahead of Giancarlo Stanton set the Rockies up for trouble early. Stanton launched a rocket line drive over the left field fence to give the Marlins a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Stanton’s 22 homeruns lead all of baseball.
Miami tacked on two more in the bottom of the second, with RBIs from Yelich and Stanton, to stretch the advantage to 5-0. Former Rockie Jeff Baker added a solo shot to left center in the bottom of the fifth to put the Marlins up 6-0.
Chris Rusin’s night was done after 5 1/3 innings. Rusin gave up six runs on eleven hits, two walks and a strikeout.
Tommy Kahnle worked five outs of stellar relief for the Rockies, three on strikes, including a three-pitch strikeout of Giancarlo Stanton in the sixth. In his first appearance for the Rockies since late April, LaTroy Hawkins gave up two hits in the bottom of the eighth, but managed to keep the Marlins from adding to their lead.
David Phelps dominated the Rockies’ offense, allowing just four hits in eight innings, a walk, hit batsman and six punchouts. Carter Capps was the only other Marlins pitcher to make an appearance. He worked a scoreless ninth inning to close out the game.
DJ Lemahieu and Corey Dickerson each had two of the Rockies' five hits. Troy Tulowitzki was the only other Rockie to notch a hit, managing to shoot a ground ball into left field to extend his hitting streak to ten games.
The Rockies and Marlins meet back up again at 5:10MT tomorrow.
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AleRox, BobbyJohn, Ducks_RockiesFan, Dutch1008, ESterps08, Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan), Mr E., Nephelimdream, Northsider1964, PurpleToPurple, Rocky Mountain Way, Roxman4ever, Ryan Freemyer, SDcat09, Sjamb, The Ghost of Marv Throneberry, holly96
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Rocky Mountain Way
Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)