Young’s first HR helps lift Rockies
He certainly stepped up at the plate, not only hitting a solo homer, but also scoring after a leadoff double in the first.
“That’s why they put me at the top of the lineup, to get something going and hopefully ignite the rest of the lineup,” said Young, whose father, Eric, hit the franchise’s first home run at old Mile High Stadium. “After the double the team was excited, and after the home run everyone was excited for me. It made it even more special for me.”
The win was the fifth straight by the
It also ensured the
Mixing up his sinker and slider,
“This was quite a step-up performance by Jason tonight,”
And kept using it, waiting for the
“I’m a guy that’s going to let the game dictate how I pitch,” said Marquis, who matched his career-high in wins. “Until they made the adjustment, I wasn’t going to make the adjustment.”
When they didn’t, he stayed with the slider.
“He usually throws a lot more sinkers, but he had his slider working and he’d throw it at any time,”
Marquis ran into trouble in the eighth, giving up leadoff singles to
Atkins made a diving stop in the fourth, snaring a grounder in the hole and throwing out
Barmes saved the
“Just decided to come out before it would rip off,” Maloney explained. “The most frustrating part is it’s probably the best I’ve thrown since I’ve been up here.”
“As soon as it hit the bat I knew it had the distance,” Young said. “When I came into the dugout and saw my teammates excited for me, Yorvit was at the top step and gave me a hug, moments like that, when teammates embrace you, it’s a special moment.”