On Tuesday night, German Marquez was the starter when the Colorado Rockies won against the Seattle Mariners 3-2. Rox Pile was able to interview him, along with Bud Black, on his three-inning outing.
Marquez pitched a good game only giving up one run, thanks to a Dee Gordon leadoff single to open the game and a Robinson Cano RBI single. Despite a first inning that saw him give up hits to two of the first three batters he faced, the 23-year-old right-hander had a very solid outing.
Our own Kevin Henry, on site this week for Rockies spring training, interviewed him after his start to talk about how he was pitching. In the postgame interview, Marquez spoke about how he had a really good combination of pitches with the breaking balls going for him. Having a good combination of those breaking ball pitches got Marquez four strikeouts in his three innings pitched. The scoreboard down in Peoria told everyone how well Marquez was mixing his pitches. Facing Mike Ford in the second inning, Marquez hit 96, 89, 83, 83 and 96 again that led to a groundout. It was an example of how Marquez changed speeds and kept Seattle batters off-balance.
"My slider was really good and change up was good.-German Marquez"
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
Bud Black later commented on how well Marquez threw against the Mariners. Black goes on to say how Marquez was going to work on his slider and it shows. Black also praises Marquez for his ability to mix up his pitches, even discussing situational pitching against left-handed hitters.
"Good tight slider. Threw some change-ups to the left-handed hitters.–Bud Black"
With German Marquez being able to evolve his breaking balls and handle left-handed hitters, he may continue to secure his spot on the rotation. High praise from manager Bud Black shouldn’t be taken lightly either, especially since Black is a former pitcher himself he can see more than some. As long as Marquez keeps up the repertoire he has going in Scottsdale, he will once again cement himself into the rotation.