Germán Márquez and the Colorado Rockies did something that they haven’t done against the Mets since 2018: shut them out. Márquez, arguably, had his best start of the season against the playoff-bound Mets.
Márquez was facing Mets ace Max Scherzer and both them pitched very well. Scherzer went seven innings, allowing only four hits, one walk, and one run with 11 strikeouts. However, that one run (a sacrifice fly by Brian Serven in the seventh innings) was enough for the Rockies to salvage a win in the four-game series.
Rockies: Germán Márquez, bullpen shut down the Mets
Germán Márquez had seven shutout innings allowing only a single hit and two hits while striking out five. Carlos Estévez and Daniel Bard both had scoreless innings in relief to get the 1-0 win.
The last time the Rockies shut out the Mets was on May 5, 2018 in New York. Chad Bettis was the starter for the Rockies and he also went seven innings. Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis finished up the game for the Rockies as the Rockies won the game 2-0.
For Sunday’s win, it was a big win for Germán Márquez who has been much better in his last nine starts. Even with a bad start earlier this week against the Rangers (6 IP, 6 ER), Márquez has an ERA of 3.49 in his last nine starts. That has brought his season ERA down from 5.90 to 4.97. Batters are also hitting just .235 against Márquez in that span.
Overall for the Rockies, it was a disappointing series since they lost three of four against the Mets. It will also be a disappointing season for Germán Márquez but, perhaps, he and the team can finish the season out strong.
The club will continue their longest road trip of the season after an off day on Monday, when the club faces the reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves in Atlanta for a three-game series. Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry will be in Atlanta for the duration of the series so be sure to stay tuned to the site as we’ll have some exclusive content from Atlanta.