Colorado Rockies Look to Salvage Final Game in Miami
The house of horrors that is Marlins Park once again took a bite out of the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
A 3-0 whitewashing by the Miami Marlins on Sunday caused the Rockies to hold a players-only meeting after the game. Coming off a two-game sweep of the New York Yankees at home, Colorado’s offense has fallen flat in south Florida.
In 27 innings against Miami this series, Colorado has just 11 hits and seven runs in three games. Take away one magical inning for the Rockies in Saturday’s 9-6 defeat and Colorado has just six hits and one run in 26 innings.
If you wondered what the players-only meeting was about on Sunday, it was a group effort to try to find Colorado’s offense that could be plastered on milk cartons at this point.
Tyler Anderson certainly did his job on Sunday. In his second career start, the 26-year-old southpaw once again dazzled in his south Florida start. In 12 innings, Anderson has now given up just 10 hits and three runs. In all reality, Anderson hasn’t given up any of those runs as subsequent relievers have allowed the runs to cross the plate.
More from Colorado Rockies News
- A Colorado Rockies Thanksgiving
- Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon out for the season
- Colorado Rockies: Injuries shift look of roster ahead of Dodgers series
- Colorado Rockies: 3 things we appreciated from Tuesday in San Francisco
- What Bill Schmidt’s comments mean for the Colorado Rockies in 2023
Such was the case again on Sunday as Anderson surrendered a walk and single in the sixth inning before being relieved by Miguel Castro. The first batter Castro faced, Marcell Ozuna, turned on a hanging slider and blasted it over the left-center wall for a three-run homer.
The two-out round-tripper was all that the Marlins needed for the 3-0 victory. Colorado had no answer at the plate, with only Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez logging hits … and CarGo’s double was the only extra-base knock.
What were the good parts of the day for the Colorado Rockies?
1. Anderson’s performance
2. Scott Oberg’s first outing after being recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A. The much-maligned reliever allowed two hits and struck out two in two innings of work.
What were the bad parts of the day?
1. Colorado’s offense (again)
2. Castro, continuing a decline since coming back from injury in mid-May. Before being injured, the right-hander had a 1.50 ERA. Since then, he has an 8.59 ERA.
Next: Has Jamaal Charles Lost a Step?
Colorado has one more chance to salvage a game in Miami on Monday evening when Jorge De La Rosa (3-4, 7.61 ERA) looks to continue his recent solid pitching. Paul Clemens will make this first start of the season, and first appearance since 2014, for the Marlins.