DENVER – The Colorado Rockies just can’t get any traction with their pitching right now, dropping their fifth straight home game after starter German Marquez pitched four ugly innings and the bullpen continued to look like a group in search for anything in the neighborhood of answers.
The offense once again showed promise and fight throughout the game but fell in defeat 9-4.
The Diamondbacks jumped on Marquez in the first with a one-out double from Paul Goldschmidt who came in on a single from former-Rockie Daniel Descalso.
The Rockies managed to scratch a run out in the second after Gerardo Parra reached on a two-base error, Chris Iannetta was intentionally walked, and Marquez managed to come through with his sixth base hit of the season, collecting his first RBI.
But the wheels came off the wagon for Marquez in the fourth, issuing a lead-off walk to Jon Jay before giving up three, no-doubt moonshot home runs to Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb, and David Peralta. He couldn’t get any of his pitches to the edge of the zone and the Diamondbacks just weren’t missing his mistakes.