The Rockies lost to the Red Sox 6-5 in 10 innings on Wednesday. Colorado lost their chance to reach .500 for the first time since the fourth game of the season, as their record fell to 20-22.
Let’s play the “if you take X out” game for German Márquez’s start. If you take out the first three batters of the game and the second, third, and fourth batters of the third inning Márquez was pretty stellar. As it was though, the first three batters singled to score two runs, and in the third a triple, a single, and a two run home run by JD Martinez led to five runs allowed for Márquez on the night. The Rockies were down 5-0 after the third inning, but when Márquez departed the game in the seventh, the Rockies had tied it.
Tony Two Bags
Tony Wolters hit doubles in each of the Rockies’ two comeback innings. He drove Desmond home with a double in the third inning to make it 5-2 but was eventually stranded. And in the seventh, Wolters doubled again and came home on a Trevor Story single.
Wolters is now hitting .310/.361/.414 this season and continues to be one of the most pleasant surprises on the team.
Trevor Story leaves game
In the ninth inning Mookie Betts hit a high pop up to shallow left field. Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story chased it down, as did left fielder Raimel Tapia. Tapia and Story collided, and Trevor was very slow getting up. It looked like he hurt his right knee. Story jogged a bit on the field, and he was able to walk off the field with Bud Black and trainer Keith Duggar without any obvious alarm bells going off.
Missed opportunity in extras
Nolan Arenado led off the 10th inning with a double, his teammates couldn’t bring him home to grab the lead. Daniel Murphy popped out, Raimel Tapia flew out to shallow center field, and David Dahl struck out to end the inning.
Chad Bettis entered the game in the 10th inning. He threw just two pitches. Xander Bogaerts led off with a double, the Rockies intentionally walked Rafael Devers, and Michael Chavis singled Bogaerts home on the first pitch he saw to seal the win for Boston.
The Rockies are off on Thursday. Jon Gray on Friday starts the first game of a three game weekend series against the Phillies.