Whenever you have a pitcher that can shake off an ERA just shy of 12 at home and turn it into one of the most dominating performances in recent memory you know you have things going your way.

Colorado Rockies pitcher German Marquez pitched lights out Wednesday evening under the lights of Coors Field against the reigning World Series Champion Chicago Cubs; taking a no-hitter into the seventh before eventually being broken up by All-Star Kris Bryant. Before Bryant disrupted history, the no-no was in danger on a blooper from Cubs’ pitcher Kyle Hendricks but was secured by a spectacular diving catch by Carlos Gonzalez.

“Great catch, right?” Rockies’ Skipper Bud Black said after the win. “He’s been playing great defensively.”

Dennis Best

Dennis is a Denver native and graduate of the Colorado Media School. He has been a Colorado sports fan his whole life and is excited to write about and study the Denver Broncos organization from the view point of an analyst.