Marquez dominates for 7, pitches Rockies past Padres 3-0



German Marquez pitched seven dominant innings, limiting the Padres to a few hits and main the Colorado Rockies over San Diego 3-Zero on Saturday night time.

“My fastball was good as we speak. My two-seam was working effectively as we speak and that was the important thing,” stated Marquez, who added proper now he is pitching one of the best he ever has in his profession. “I’ve spent plenty of time on my supply.”

Colorado is a serious league-worst 8-34 on the street. The Rockies are 2-Three on their present swing, the primary time they’ve received multiple recreation on a visit this season.

“That was a extremely good outing in opposition to an excellent staff at a packed home at Petco,” Rockies supervisor Bud Black stated. “This was an excellent one (win). German put the staff on his again tonight.”


The Rockies had misplaced 9 in a row at Petco Park earlier than Marquez (8-6) took over.

“German’s breaking ball was fairly constant all night time. However he obtained outs with each pitch. The fastball had good life and motion,” Black stated. “He has a presence and poise with being a pitcher in his fifth 12 months….When it will get scorching he is ready to deal with it.”

Marquez struck out 9 and threw a cheap 86 pitches, 58 for strikes. The Padres had just one runner attain so far as second base in opposition to him — Eric Hosmer doubled within the second.

“Marquez obtained in a fairly good grove,” Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler stated. “We weren’t in a position to string sufficient hits collectively. … We could not get his pitch rely up both, to get him out early.”

Previous to the Padres batting the fourth, it was introduced over the general public deal with system that third baseman Manny Machado had been added to the NL All-Star staff, eliciting an enormous cheer and chants of “Manny” from the group and prompting his teammates to mob him within the dugout. Machado changed the injured Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves on the NL squad.

“Actually, it’s a nice honor,” he stated. “To have the ability to go there with the San Diego Padres for the primary time with my teammates we now have right here, it’s an thrilling second.”

“Clearly, it’s an unlucky state of affairs with somebody happening with a horrible harm,” he stated.

With San Diego trailing 3-Zero within the eighth, Hosmer doubled to steer off in opposition to reliever Carlos Estevez and Victor Caratini singled him to 3rd with one out. However the Padres could not do any extra injury, and Daniel Bard pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 13th save.


Padres starter Joe Musgrove (5-7) was cruising till the fifth inning when he loaded the bases with one out and surrendered a two-run single to Charlie Blackmon that skipped underneath the glove of a diving Hosmer at first base. Hosmer dedicated a fielding error earlier within the inning resulting in an unearned run.

Whereas the Padres’ bats have been silent, San Diego make some glowing performs with their gloves.

Left fielder Tommy Pham made a diving catch to remove a success from Garrett Hampson, second baseman Jake Cronenworth made a pleasant cease to rob Blackmon and middle fielder Trent Grisham charged full velocity to make a spectacular diving catch to steal a success from Colorado’s Dom Nunez.

“I obtained plenty of assist from my teammates early on. They made some very nice performs within the first inning,” Musgrove stated. “Hosmer makes that play (Blackmon’s hit) 9 out of 10 occasions. I do know he is considering that.”

Rockies leadoff hitter Raimel Tapia obtained a success and walked twice, stole two bases and scored two runs.


Rockies: 1B Matt Adams (elbow) was activated from the from the 10-day injured record. … LHP Austin Gomber (left forearm tightness), who’s on the 10-day IL, threw in a simulated recreation at Petco Park. He threw round 35 pitches over two innings. He’s scheduled to throw a session on July 14 in Denver and could possibly be headed towards a rehab task as early as July 16.

Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (proper patellar tendon surgical procedure) pitched a simulated inning at Petco Park. He rejoined the staff in June and has been throwing common bullpen classes. The following step can be a rehab task, an Tingler stated a late-July return is “very real looking.” Strahm hasn’t pitched in any respect this season. … C Austin Nola (left knee sprain), who landed on the IL in late Might, was despatched on a rehab task with Triple-A El Paso starting on Friday.


Rockies: RHP Jon Grey (5-6, 3.94) begins the ultimate recreation of the collection.

Padres: LHP Ryan Weathers (4-2, 3.02) pitches Sunday.


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