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Brewers 5, Rockies 3: Germán Márquez has great start, but Wade Davis blows it again

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Trevor Story and Carlos González provided the offense

Colorado Rockies v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Colorado Rockies almost got a big bounce-back victory tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers. After dropping three of four to start the road trip in St. Louis, the Rockies were looking primed for a victory to start the series in Milwaukee. Up 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Bud Black once again decided to give Wade Davis the ball simply because he’s got the title of closer despite his performance being far from deserving of it this season, and once again, Davis coughed up the lead.

Germán Márquez pitched seven solid innings and was both in line for, and deserving of a win. While the offense was still missing in action for most of the game, two home runs by Trevor Story and Carlos González gave the Rockies just enough runs to give the Rockies a lead going into the bottom of the ninth.

Auspicious beginnings

After walking two batters to begin the game, Márquez gave up a soft single that allowed the first run of the game to score. It was starting to look like things were going to get out of control and a big first-inning deficit was incoming. However, Márquez struck out the next batter and then quickly shut down the next two batters to not only escape the inning but also keep his pitch count from spiraling out of control.

Márquez continued to dominate for the rest of his outing with a Christian Yelich home run the only other blemish. After walking the first two batters, he didn’t walk another batter for the rest of the game and only surrendered three total hits while striking out nine in seven innings.

Story Time

Story has been relatively quiet at the plate since the All-Star break. He went into the break on fire and had a great showing in the Midsummer Classic. Since then he’s struggled to find extra-base hits, hopefully tonight’s deep blast to center signals another hot stretch starting for the Rockies young shortstop.

Cargo goes yard

Nolan being Nolan

It’s so easy to take Nolan Arenado’s defense for granted because he makes great plays almost every game. To help counter that, it’s always worth showing a great Arenado replay in every recap just to make sure we don’t forget how lucky we are.