The Colorado Rockies ended the first half of the season on a bad note as they lost five in a row heading into the All-Star break. With that streak, they ended the first half one game under .500.
Despite being one game under .500 entering the All-Star break, the Colorado Rockies, like most teams, have had plenty of highlights throughout the first half of the season. Let’s look back on the season that has been thus far and look at some of the highlights and let’s start at the very beginning season.
Iannetta’s homer in Tampa
The Colorado Rockies started the season on the wrong foot. They won the first two games of the season against the Miami Marlins but after the two wins, they lost 12 of their next 13 games. The only win that the Rockies had in that span was the fifth game of that span and it was while the Rockies were finishing an interleague series with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Rockies and the Rays were scoreless heading to the 11th inning. With an 0-2 count and one out, Chris Iannetta connected for a home run to left field to break the scoreless tie. That’s the only run that would be scored in the game as the Rockies won 1-0.
It might even be a bigger moment if the Rockies didn’t follow the win with eight straight losses.
Marquez’s near no-hitter in San Francisco
To break that streak of losses for the Rockies, German Marquez nearly had to throw a no-hitter.
He nearly threw a no-hitter in San Francisco in the finale of a 3-game series with the Giants as he only gave up one hit, a single to Evan Longoria with one out in the eighth inning.
Marquez ended up throwing a complete game while striking out nine batters, only needing 105 pitches to accomplish it.
You can see some highlights of the game here.