Pads keep Rockies from gaining ground in West
Despite dropping two of three games to San Diego, the Colorado
“I think that where we are going, it’s probably the best thing in the world for us,”
“We get an opportunity to do some really good things over the course of the next few days,” Tracy said. “I think you look at it as a positive.”
Colorado carried a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth when the
“I didn’t get an out when I needed to,” Marquis said. “I’m disappointed I couldn’t keep the game in check.”
In three consecutive series, the
“These are teams that are fighting to get in the playoffs,” San Diego’s
Marquis, who was trying for his career-high 16th win, gave up
“I just got away from what I do best and that’s sinking the ball on both sides of the plate,” Marquis said. “I used my cutter a little too much today.”
Colorado lost Saturday night’s game 3-2 when Hundley drew a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning off
Marquis allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 2-3 innings. The right-hander had won his two previous starts against San Diego this season, allowing just one run on 11 hits over 16 innings.
Venable hit a solo homer, his 11th, in the second before the
San Diego added a run in the fifth on an RBI single by pinch-hitter
Richard lasted five innings, giving up three runs on three hits. The lefty walked three and tied his career high with eight strikeouts, including the last five batters he faced.
San Diego has won 11 of its last 14 series since July 28 with a record of 27-17. … Marquis was the first Colorado starter to allow more than three runs in the last seven games. … Before pitching the ninth inning, San Diego’s