The Rockies continue their struggles during the daylight hours, falling to 8-19 in day games on the season. This game in particular was delayed by 91 minutes, with the first pitch being thrown at 2:41 pm MDT. The roller coaster game ended in an 8-5 victory for the NL last place Miami Marlins, who took two out of three from the Rockies for the second time this season.
Germán Márquez continues to struggle at home
Germán Márquez started off the game by giving up four hits on seven pitches, two of which resulted in 3 RBI with nobody out. In total, the young right hander pitched 3.1 innings, allowing 9 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 3 walks, and six strikeouts before being lifted for Chris Rusin. Márquez’s ERA now sits at 5.20 - 7.45 at home and 3.07 on the road - and his 20 runs allowed in the first inning lead the National League.
Another day, another Nolan Arenado home run
Nolan Arenado responded to the 3-0 first inning deficit by hitting a 415 foot home run of his own to bring the Rockies within one. It was his 18th of the season and ninth in the first inning. Arenado has now hit home runs in five of his last six games (“taking a break last night”).
18th of the year, nine in the first inning!#NolanBeingNolan pic.twitter.com/AuXjRjnw4h— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 24, 2018
The Summer of Parra continues
Not to be outdone by Nolan, Gerardo Parra also hit his second home run in as many games in the fourth inning, bringing the Rockies within one at 6-5. He has also scored at least one RBI in seven straight games, the longest by a Rockies player this season.
Homers in back-to-back games for GP! pic.twitter.com/dU1GoPakzF— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 24, 2018
Jack Corrigan calls his 2,500th game at Coors
Rockies radio play-by-play voice Jack Corrigan called his 2,500th game for the Rockies - 2,483 regular season and 17 postseason games, but not including spring training or his 17 seasons with the Cleveland Indians. Too bad the team couldn’t squeak out a win for him to call, but congrats anyway!
Monday is an off day, but Chad Bettis will face Derek Holland on Tuesday at AT&T Park as the Rockies look to return to their winning road ways against the San Francisco Giants. First pitch is scheduled for 8:15 MDT.