Tag: German Marquez
For the Colorado Rockies, the club’s leaders, both Nolan Arenado at the plate and German Marquez on the mound were those saviors after a lowly 3-12 start, including eight consecutive losing efforts.
German Marquez nearly recorded the second no-hitter in Rockies history on Sunday.
The Colorado Rockies were defeated by the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night, 7-1. The Rockies are currently 3-9 this season and have dropped five consecutive games, all of which have been at home.
The Rockies just extended starter German Marquez two days ago, agreeing with him on a five-year deal worth $43 million, keeping him in Colorado till at least 2024. Now, it is time to extend their other star pitcher in Freeland, who will be eligible for salary arbitration next season.
Comparing those two sets of results, obvious differences exist. Last year, the team scored 31 runs, an average of 4.4 runs per game. That mark has fallen to 2.4 this year.
For the latest 20th and Blake podcast, Aniello Piro discusses the Colorado Rockies struggles at the plate to start the 2019 season.
Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that the Rockies and the 24-year-old hurler came to terms on a deal that will keep Marquez locked up through the 2023 season. The deal eliminates Marquez' pre-arbitration years, all of arbitration and one year of free agency.
In 2018, Marquez (14-11) started a career-high 33 games and recorded 230 strikeouts, also a career-high.
Topics include a resilient lineup thanks to a coaching staff addition and a preview of the final two games against the Miami Marlins before heading to Tampa Bay.
Backing the efforts of a pair of quality starts from the top of their rotation has been a solid offense. After tallying six runs on Opening Day, the Rockies were forced to grind out their runs against Trevor Richards, a familiar fate against the youngster in a 6-1 win.