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Rockies offense fails to string together hits
The gap between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres got wider on Monday night. The Padres not only loaded up with major league talent through the trade deadline, but they outclassed the Rockies offense and pitching in another lopsided loss, 6-0. Colorado has dropped the four-game series, and San Diego’s 32 runs outscored the Rockies’ 10.
Márquez’s inconsistency continues
Germán Márquez started the evening off with an impressive first two innings, but that all changed in the third inning. After giving up two straight singles, Fernando Tatis Jr. tripled to center field past a diving Sam Hilliard. Tatis would be brought home on a sacrifice fly from Manny Machado.
More damage would be done again in the fourth inning, when Rockie killer Wil Myers led off with a deep homer to center. Jake Cronenworth would follow with a triple and be brought home on an awkward Jurickson Profar single that was blooped just behind the pitcher but far enough from every other infielder.
Missing: Rockies offense
The Rockies offense was incapable of putting together hits in the same inning all night. In the few times the team was able to get a runner on, Rockies hitters bailed the Padres out by hitting into double plays and striking out. Rockies hitters were a dismal 1-for-12 with runners on.
The offense was at the Padres’ mercy all night, racking up twelve strikeouts for the second night in a row. Ryan McMahon earned himself four of them by striking out in all four plate appearances. Daniel Murphy was the only hitter to get multiple hits, going 2-for-4.
Nolan James Arenado being Nolan James Arenado
Nolan Arenado’s defense doesn’t take any plays off no matter the score. Tonight was evidence of that once again as Arenado added to his career highlight reel.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 1, 2020
The Rockies will host the San Francisco Giants for a quick two-game series beginning Tuesday night. On the mound for the Rockies will be Jon Gray (2-3, 5.45 ERA) who has had a rough season so far but is looking to build off his last start which saw him allow one run in six innings against the Diamondbacks. The Giants have yet to announce a starting pitcher for the game. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40pm MT.