The Colorado Rockies have lost. After taking six straight against the two teams in the National League West ahead of them in the standings, the Rockies took an emphatic 8-2 loss in the third game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Rockies starter German Marquez was not sharp, throwing too many early pitches right over the heart of the plate and exhibiting little command of the curveball, his put away pitch.
It started with the first batter of the game, David Peralta who jumped on the first pitch of the game to slap a double to left. He moved to third on a ground out from Ketel Marte and scored on a Jake Lamb single up the middle.
With two outs in the second, Marquez threw another first pitch near the middle of the zone, this time to his counterpart. Corbin put a solid swing on the ball and hit a grounder back up the middle for a single, extending the inning. As it usually does, surrendering a hit to the opposing pitcher came back to bite the Rockies when Peralta lined his second straight opposite-field double of the game to make it 2-0, Diamondbacks.
Arizona scored a run for the third straight inning out of the gate with back-to-back doubles in the third from Paul Goldschmidt and J.D. Martinez. Goldschmidt's double was the 1,000th hit of his career, only the second player to reach that mark in a Diamondback uniform.
Corbin got Marquez with a single again in the fourth, this time with one out. The Rockies rookie pitcher then struck out Peralta and was one out away from finally putting up a scoreless inning but Lamb turned on an inside fastball, because Marquez had nothing else, and pulled an RBI double to put the Diamondbacks up by four.
Jeff Hoffman came on in the fifth and walked J.D. Martinez who scored on a one-out double from A.J. Pollock and Arizona was up five before the Rockies finally got on the board.
DJ LeMahieu launched his eighth home run of the season over the center field fence with one out in the top of the sixth to make it 5-1. Nolan Arenado drew a walk and Trevor Story hit a hard single to center to give Colorado a pair of base runners with one out, but Mark Reynolds struck out and Carlos Gonzalez hit a weak grounder to first to end any potential rally.
Pollock smashed a three-run home run in the seventh against Carlos Estevez and the route is on.
Colorado fell to 80-66 and hold a three game lead in the NL Wild Card.