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Rockies 11, Marlins 3: Jon Gray, Colorado offense dominates

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Jon Gray pitched like an ace, Nolan Arenado stayed hot

MLB: Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

With the Toddfather in the stands, the Rockies hitters all put on a show that would make him proud. After a slow start, the Rockies exploded for six runs in the fourth and never looked back. They continued to pile in the late innings when they scored three more in the seventh inning and added on their final tally in the eighth.

Jon Gray pitched seven phenomenal innings racking up 12 strikeouts against zero walks and finally seemed to have slain his personal BABIP demons. His performance is best summarized by emojis.

#NolanbeingNolan

There wasn’t any spectacluar defensive plays by Nolan Arenado to highlight, however, he was a big part of tonight’s offensive fireworks. Arenado had two singles, a walk and this mammoth blast to left field.

While that homer went “only” 420 feet, the home run was launched at a crazy 38 degree angle that limited it’s distance while maximizing it’s hang time. It was Nolan’s fourth straight game with a home run, a streak that perfectly coincides with the Rockies four-game winning streak.

That Story kid just might be a pretty good defender

While Arenado wasn’t able to put together a defensive highlight reel, his partner in crime, Trevor Story, sure did. Story made three incredible plays to his right on grounds that just eluded the diving Arenado.

Unfortunately, Ian Desmond wasn’t able to corral a bounced throw on the third one that would have given Story a hat trick of defensive gems, but it was still an impressive showing by the Rockies young shortstop.

Taco’s

The Rockies fourth-inning, six-run explosion not only gave them all the runs they’d need for a win, it also gave their fans the Taco Bell discount and prompted this tweet.

Up next

The Rockies will look to claim their fifth straight win and clinch a series win tomorrow against the Miami Marlins. First pitch is at 1:10 pm MT and Tyler Anderson will take the mound for the Rockies facing off against Trevor Richards. It will be a game worth attending and also arriving early if possible as some of the Rockies legends will be taking batting practice before the game.