The Rockies have not won a series in Miami since 2013, and today added another notch in that record as they were shut out by the Marlins 3-0. They are 9-19 in their history playing at Marlins Park. They had an opportunity to score in the third inning after a leadoff double by Tony Wolters followed by a great bunt by Jon Gray, but a foul out by Charlie Blackmon and a groundout by David Dahl stranded Wolters 90 feet from home.
Can’t touch this
After scoring six runs in each of their first two games, the Rockies bats were silenced to only three runs in their last two games. Today, they recorded the same number of hits as the Fish, but were unable to cross home plate. Dahl, Arenado, and Tapia were the only non-pitchers to not strike out, but no one struck out more than once.
On a positive note, Ryan McMahon reached on an infield single to start his 2019 campaign off with a four game hitting streak.
Not howling, but it’s a start
Jon Gray recorded a quality start, giving up three runs on five hits in 62⁄3 innings. He was lifted in the seventh after he stepped funny on the mound, but not after recording ten strikeouts for the 13th time in his career.
Luckily for Gray, he was able to recover from some traffic and unfortunate circumstances. For instance, Sandy Alcántara recorded his first career hit, but then Gray was able to lure Rosell Herrera into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning. He also followed up JT Riddle’s solo shot by getting Peter O’Brien to groundout and striking out Lewis Brinson. Overall, Gray recorded ten strikeouts and six groundouts.
Coming up next
The Rockies head to St. Petersburg next to take on the Tampa Bay Rays for the first time since 2004. Chad Bettis gets the nod on Monday against a pitcher yet to be determined (an opener possibly?). First pitch is at 5:10 MDT.