German Marquez stellar on both sides of the ball as Rockies beat Padres – The Denver Post
The madness just kept coming Tuesday night at Coors Field, where the Rockies socked it to the faltering Padres again with a 7-3 win.
Rockies starter German Marquez took a one-hitter into the seventh inning before giving up three home runs in four at-bats. One of the homers was an inside-the-park job by Jake Cronenthworth.
After the game, manager Bud Black said that Marquez was not feeling well and was “in a bad spot.” But Marquez toughed it out.
“He showed his grit,” Black said.
In the bottom of the seventh, Colorado rebounded with back-to-back homers — a two-run, 444-foot blast to center by Charlie Blackmon and a solo shot to left by C.J. Cron.
Colorado catcher Elias Diaz banged a hit off the center-field wall and legged it out for the first triple of his career.
And, oh yes, Marquez drove in two runs, with a single in the fourth and a double in the sixth.
Marquez was sick and Black said “maybe he hit the wall,” after his sprint to second base. Whatever the case, the Padres thrashed Marquez in the seventh.
Fernando Tatis Jr. led off with a 450-foot blast to center. Marquez got Manny Machado to fly out to left field, before Cronenthworth ricocheted a ball off the center-field wall and turned on his jets as the Rockies tried to corral the ball. Tommy Pham hit the Padres’ third homer of the inning, driving Marquez’s pitch to left-center.
Colorado improved to 40-21 (.656) at home, the second-best home winning percentage in the majors behind San Francisco (41-18, .695). The Rockies are on pace to win 53 games at home. The franchise record is 55, set by the 1996 team. Since May 21, Colorado is 27-9 at Coors, the best home record in the majors across that span.
San Diego has lost six straight in Colorado and has now lost two consecutive series as its chance to catch the Giants and the Dodgers in the National League West continues to slip away.
Blackmon appears to have found his home run swing. He has hit only nine homers this season, but Tuesday marked his second consecutive game with a long shot. On Monday night, he delivered a 438-foot, two-run homer to center off Padres lefty Ryan Weathers.