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 BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America.  

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