This time it wasn’t just the bullpen that blew the game for the Rockies. It was a high homer game at Coors once again and the Rockies were on the back end of the scoreboard, losing 9-4 after getting out hit 12-10 and backing back into second place in this tight NL West race.
Márquez has a short start, status unknown
Márquez pitched only four innings, giving up six runs (five earned), a walk, four strikeouts, and three home runs on 69 pitches. Not so good. After those four innings, the Rockies were trailing 5-1. He was lifted in the fifth for Harrison Musgrave, who pitched the next two innings. When asked about it during an in game interview, Bud Black said, “there are other factors going here that you’ll find out tomorrow.”
The Rockies spent the entire game playing catch up after starter Germán Márquez gave up three homers (run a two-run homer) in the third inning to Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb, and David Peralta. The Rockies clawed back, with Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story hitting homers of their own in the fifth that put the team down 5-4, only to eventually fall 9-4. The bullpen pitched OK - Harrison Musgrave pitched two innings with two hits, one earned run, an intentional walk, and a strikeout; Chris Rusin started with a nine pitch, four batter seventh inning, but then gave up an RBI triple to Diamondbacks’ catcher Jeff Mathis; Brooks Pounders started off by immediately giving up a solo shot to Paul Goldschmidt, giving him his first multi-homer game of the season and his 13th overall, before ousting the next two batters, giving up a double to Peralta, and grounding out Ketel Marte to finish the game.
Trevor Story had a good overall game
Not only did Story hit a two-run home run in fifth inning, but he also accounted for two really nice catches. His first came against Paul Goldschmidt in the fifth, who hit a liner right to short after thinking he walked. In the sixth, he also caught a liner by David Peralta on the second pitch of the at bat. He continues to make miraculous plays and makes the left side of the infield a force to be reckoned with.
The Rockies turn to Chad Bettis on national television, when they face Matt Koch and the Diamondbacks for game two of this series on FOX at 5:10 p.m.