With a win on Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies earned a split of a two-game road series against the Seattle Mariners. While Colorado fans would have loved to get the sweep, the Rockies played well in the series, only surrendering four total runs to the Mariners on this quick trip to the Pacific Northwest.
Here’s a look back at the Colorado Rockies-Seattle Mariners two-game series.
During game one on Tuesday, Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland racked up seven strikeouts through six innings. Although Freeland gave up six hits, only one converted to an earned run. Rox first baseman C.J. Cron hit a solo home run, accounting for the Rockies’ only run for the game. Even though the Rockies fought well, Colorado ultimately fell to the Mariners 2-1 after reliever Tyler Kinley gave up the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth.
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Game two was was much more exciting … for Rockies fans, at least. The Rockies were solid at the plate, outscoring the Mariners 5-2. Second baseman Brendan Rodgers smacked a two-run homer in the top of the second to give the Rockies the lead. Colorado All-Star shortstop Trevor Story hit two home runs and logged three RBI. Story now has eight home runs and 32 RBI on the season.
In addition to the hot bats, Rockies pitching also looked sharp. Starting pitcher German Marquez dealt eight innings, giving up only two hits and one earned run while striking out seven. Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez gave up one run after knocking down two in the bottom of the ninth, but then reliever Daniel Bard took the mound to deliver the game-winning strikeout.
Overall, the Rockies played well on this short road trip. They will have an off day on Thursday before taking on the Brewers in Milwaukee Friday for the start of a three-game series before heading home to face off with the Pittsburgh Pirates beginning on Monday.