DENVER – It was a wild one at Coors Field on Sunday in a game that saw just about everything. From some rising tensions over hit batsmen to multiple comeback attempts to incredible defense by both clubs—even a crazy fan running out on the field—and more insane defensive plays than you can shake a stick at, you just never knew what was going to happen next.

Once the dust had settled, the Rockies many rallies came up just short, dropping the game 9-7, and losing the series to the Chicago Cubs, meaning they are still looking for their first home series win.

German Marquez looked sharp right away but it all unraveled after a high fastball ran too far inside and hit Kris Bryant in the helmet. It was a 1-2 count in the first inning of a rubber match, there was no chance it was intentional, but a pair of Cubs coaches were ejected after the play for chirping at the Rockies young pitcher.

He was visibly shaken and allowed four consecutive singles after that, though one on a bloop that fell just in between the shortstop and left fielder. But after being just one pitch from an excellent first frame, suddenly Marquez had surrendered three runs.

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Drew Creasman
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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of   Education: Studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Colorado along with Music History and Composition.   Career: After six years as an independent musician and doing sporadic political work, I began to write about the Colorado Rockies for PurpleRow.com in the winter of 2013. Three years later, I came to BSN Denver to run the Rockies content. In short time, I found myself interviewing GM Dan O’Dowd and forging relationships with countless individuals in and around the organization.   A few highlights include hosting the only daily Rockies talk show in the world, a podcast that has welcomed Nolan Arenado and Jon Gray among others, and our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Wild Card Game. I’ve also been a regular on 850 koa, 104.3 The Fan, Mile High Sports Radio and numerous podcasts.   Most Memorable Sports Moment: Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, blackout, and the Rockies win their first postseason series.   The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.   One sports movie I can’t live without: One!? Just one!? Ok … Sugar. But Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights come incredibly close.   Most memorable experience as a reporter: Either the aforementioned Arenado interview or, and this is an odd one, spending time swapping stories with other reporters at Marc Stout’s going-away party.   The sport that started it all: Clearly baseball. I’ve been watching baseball since before I can actually remember watching baseball. It’s just always been a part of me. I can still recall the feeling of wanting to be old enough to play T-ball. I love other sports, but I had loved and played baseball for years before I was even aware anything else existed.