For just the sixth time this season, the Colorado Rockies have found a way to win a game on the road. All it took was a special performance from Germán Márquez, a pair of home runs from Trevor Story and one from Brendan Rodgers and a match up against one of baseball’s worst hitting teams. Simple stuff really.
Nevertheless, a road win is nice and it gives the Rockies that elusive sixth road win. They now have a 6-28 road record and sit at 31-44 overall and comfortably in fourth place in the NL West.
Márquez dazzles, throws 5 2⁄3 perfect innings
Speaking of being comfortable, Germán Márquez was rolling all day long against the Mariners. He retired the first 17 batters he faced and carried a perfect game to the final out of the fifth inning before giving up a home-run to rookie Taylor Trammell.
Márquez finished the game with just one run and two hits allowed through eight innings. He struck seven out and walked none to win his sixth game of the season. Márquez has now only allowed three hits and one run in his last two starts, lowering his ERA for the year to 3.99. Well done Germán!
B-Rod two-run bomb
Brendan Rodgers is growing as a major leaguer before our very eyes. It just feels like he’s getting better every day and every at-bat. Today he showed off some power by hitting his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the second to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead at the time. Rodgers is now hitting .290 in the month of June with four home runs and 14 RBI’s.
Story time in Seattle, X2!
Trevor Story is heating up. Coming into this Mariners series, Story was 11-for-his-last-26 (.423). He went 0-for-4 last night but today was a different story (wink wink). In the top of the fourth inning, Trevor Story smacked a thundering home-run to left field to add on to the previous Rodgers’ blast and make it 3-0.
Story wasn’t done there, he added two more insurance runs in the eighth when he launched another one, this time a two-run shot, to center field to make it 5-1. As they mentioned on the broadcast, it’s Story’s 16th career multi-home-run game. It was Story’s eighth home-run this season and the third in his last three games. More bombs could easily be on the way from Story, but as the trade deadline nears, we should begin to appreciate every single one just a little more incase one of them happens to be his last in a Rockies uniform. Sad thought, I know.
The Rockies will enjoy another off day tomorrow before taking on the Brewers in Milwaukee for a three game series that begins on Friday. Jon Gray (4-6, 4.29 ERA) is slated to be activated off of the IL to make his first start since June 4th when he suffered a right flexor strain. The Brewers have not officially announced a starter but it will most likely be Corbin Burnes (3-4, 2.62 ERA). First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 2:10 P.M. MDT.