After obtaining an early 3-2 lead, the Rockies looked pretty lifeless in surrendering eight more runs and losing 10-3 in the second game of this three-game set.
Germán Márquez didn’t have his best stuff
Germán Márquez struggled with the command of his breaking ball over the course of the afternoon. It was clear from the first inning that Márquez didn’t have the command he has over his last few starts. The Cincinnati Reds were able to put crooked numbers on the scoreboard in the first, third, fifth and sixth innings. To add insult to injury for Márquez, he was also picked off by Miley after singling in the fifth inning.
After allowing only three runs combined in his last four starts, Marquez finished his outing today with 5+ IP, 12 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, and 5 K.
Right-handed lineup couldn’t get to Miley
Wade Miley has notoriously been tough on lefty hitters and Bud Black countered the start by the lefty with an all right-handed lineup. It seemed to pay off when the Rockies capitalized on an error by Eugenio Suárez and plated three runs in the second inning.
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However, the Rockies lineup was quiet for the rest of the afternoon, notching just two hits against Miley after the second inning. Miley finished the day with 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, and 3 K. Miley also performed with the bat, notching a single in both the second and fourth innings and walking in the sixth. It was his fourth career multi-hit game with three of them coming against the Colorado Rockies.
David Bell got tossed
Reds skipper David Bell was incensed with a couple calls made by home plate umpire Marvin Hudson. Following the home half of the fourth inning, Bell came out to argue Jesse Winker’s strikeout as he thought it was foul-tipped. Hudson wasn’t having it and ran Bell who stuck around to argue some more and get his money’s worth. If nothing else, it provided some entertainment value for Rockies fans.
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Antonio Senzatela and the Rockies take on Tony Santillan and the Reds as the Rockies look to avoid the sweep. First pitch is scheduled for 11:10 MDT as Santillan makes his Major League debut after being called up from Triple-A Louisville.