This being a day game there was no batting practice. So it was just a bunch of hanging out before the game.
Juan Nicasio was the starter for the Rockies. He pitched one of the best games I have seen him pitch in a long time he pitched 7 scoreless innings. Only giving up 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 9. 2 of the strike outs were in the 1st. inning. He struck out Christian Yelich and Logan Morrison. Also in the 1st was one of the hits and that was a double to Giancarlo (Mike) Stanton.
D.J. LeMahieu hit to the Marlins second baseman at this at bat in the 1st. inning for the second out of the inning.
Carlos Gonzalez getting ready to swing at his 1st. inning at bat.
Here he is taking another swing in which was a strike and he did strike out this at bat.
Charlie Blackmon made an awesome catch in foul territory to get Donovan Solano out in the second inning. This was the best photo from the catch because the security guard get in the way while Charlie was making the catch.
Nicasio’s final line under the first photo!
Nicasio pitching in the 7th inning as it started to rain at Coors.
During the 7th inning stretch the grounds crew pulled out the tarp after the Marlins started taking the field but the rain did start to get really heavy. There was than a 1 hour and 33 minute delay. The game was still scoreless to this point.
He is some boredom photography from the rain delay!
After the tarp came off the field and the sun came out Dan Jennings came into the game for the Marlins starter. Nathan Evoldi who pitched 6 scoreless innings. The Rockies got 3 hits and walked twice, he struck out 4.
Adam Ottavino pitched the 8th inning for the Rockies and after starting real strong striking out the first 2 batters he faced he gave up 2 singles and a run.
The run was scored on a wild pitch scoring Rob Brantly from third. (1-0) Marlins
Troy Tulowitzki who sat this game pinch hit in the pitches spot in the 8th. here he let a strike sneak by!
He made contact and…………(ooooh Suspense)
…..and popped it up to…..
… the Marlins pitcher Chad Qualls. That is a little different from popping out to the first or third base man.
The 9th inning Wilton Lopez came into pitch and they may as well put a batting tee at home plate for the Marlins to hit from. Christian Yelich hit a ground rule double to start the inning.
followed by this Stanton double as a result Yelich would score the Marlins second run. Morrison would make the first out of the inning but with one out Ed Lucas hit a single and Solano would go deep with a 2 run home run with the third and fourth run of the inning. giving the Marlins a 5-0 lead. Now I have mentioned before about Lopez’s poor performances but he has had really good innings and every 4th or 5th appearance he just totally falls apart.
Wilton Lopez coming of the field after the Solano home run. Mitchell Boggs would pitch for the Rockies and get the next to batters to ground out and got the Rockies out of the 8th inning.
After Rosario’s double the Marlins brought in their closer Steve Cishek.
Jonny Herrera ended the game by hitting into a double play and the Rockies would lose for the 5-3 and the series 3-1. Now this was a pretty good pitching series and the bats were not there for the most part.
So I am finally done with the Marlins series and now on to the Brewers series!!!
It was a little better than this one! I hope I can get throw the next 3 games before the Rockies return next week.
Well that’s it for this one.
Keep checking back for the rest of the post from what seemed like the never-ending home stand!