The Colorado Rockies opened a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field with a 7-3 victory on Thursday night. The win moved the Rockies to 24-14 at home and kept Colorado perfect on its current homestand at 4-0.
Here are the four key numbers to know from the Colorado Rockies win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.
Christian Yelich led off the fourth inning with an infield single and that was the only hit that Rockies starter Germán Márquez allowed on the night.
Márquez walked three and struck out two in his 83-pitch performance. He also induced three double plays, part of a night where 12 of 14 outs in play came on the ground.
He came out of the game after the sixth inning because of cramping, according to manager Bud Black. Despite the outing being cut short on Thursday night, it marked the seventh outing out of his last eight that Márquez had pitched six innings or longer.
That was the most earned runs allowed in a 2021 outing by Milwaukee starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff, and that came in the first game of the season (an April 1 win over Minnesota). However, with C.J. Cron’s grand slam and Garrett Hampson’s solo homer that followed it, Colorado blew past that number in the first inning alone.
Woodruff entered Thursday’s game with a 1.52 ERA on the season, but his struggles against the Rockies perhaps shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Entering Thursday, the right-hander had made two starts against Colorado and had given up 14 hits and eight earned runs in 7.2 innings of work, resulting in a 9.39 ERA.
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With a sixth-inning RBI single, Raimel Tapia extended his career-high hitting streak to 14 games. That is MLB’s longest current hitting streak and keeps Tapia blazing hot at the plate in the month of June. He entered Thursday slashing .450/.450/.650 during his hitting skein.
Tapia hasn’t just been hitting, but he’s been getting extra-base hits as well. During the first 13 games of his streak, he had 12 doubles. During the first 53 games of the season, he had just four.
And there’s this little factoid as well.
That’s the milestone number of career plate appearances for Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon after he strolled to the plate in the bottom of the sixth (he flied out to left). He’s the third Rockies player to ever record 5,000 or more plate appearances, joining Carlos Gonzalez (5,069) and Todd Helton (9,453).
Chuck Nazty just keeps inching up the franchise record books. Next up? Perhaps a move in the Colorado home run charts. Sitting at 182 career homers, he trails Troy Tulowitzki (188) for seventh in Rockies history.