After starting the 2019 season 2-0, the Colorado Rockies were 3-12 on April 14 when they took the field on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco, trying to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Giants.
German Marquez made sure that sweep wouldn’t happen, throwing a one-hit shutout and needing just 105 pitches to help the Rockies record a 4-0 victory. Marquez struck out nine and didn’t allow a hit until Evan Longoria singled with one out in the eighth. That and hitting Kevin Pillar with a pitch were the only mistakes Marquez made on the day in a performance that earned him a 94 Game Score.
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Some will argue that this was the best outing in Rockies history, knowing how badly the Rockies needed a win and that Marquez was working on a no-hitter late in the game. However, as I’ve heard mentioned several times in arguments, it was also a game that ended up being a footnote in Colorado’s disappointing 71-91 campaign. One friend also pointed out that the Giants were hitting just .208 as a team coming into that Sunday game.
So was that the best? Or was it Freeland? Or was it Gray? Or was it one of the others we’ve compiled on the next page?