Well, that game sucked. Nate Robertson sucked. Melvin Mora sucked. And honestly, I think the recap should end there, and we should all call it a night. But I don't want Craig to fire me, so...
The Marlins were hoping to extend their three-game win streak in game two of their series with the Rockies, but two people put quite a damper on that aspiration. Their names were Jeff Francis and Melvin Mora.
Francis shut out the Fish through seven innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven. Meanwhile, Nate Robertson did the opposite of that.
Nate retired the first six Rockies he faced, but the inevitable trouble began in the third inning. The Rockies loaded up the bases with nobody out when Ian Stewart singled, Clint Barmes walked, and Nate committed a throwing error that allowed Jeff Francis to reach. Nate hit Dexter Fowler with a pitch to bring in the first run of the game, and walked in a second run before Melvin Mora doubled to clear the bases. Before an out was recorded in the inning, the Rockies scored five runs. Chris Ianetta followed with a double that scored Mora, and by the time Nate got out of the inning, Colorado was leading 6-0.
The good news is, Melvin Mora wasn't quite finished with Nate. In the fifth, he hit a two-run homer to make it 8-0, Rockies. Mora would go on to single in the seventh, and finished the game a triple short of the cycle.
Things didn't improve for the Marlins from there. The Hopper tossed a scoreless sixth, but with two out in the seventh, he loaded up the bases on two singles and a HBP. Another single and a bases-loaded walk made it 10-0.
Brian Sanches and Jhan Marinez each pitched scoreless innings, but the Rockies bullpen picked up where Francis left off, and the Fish got shut out. Again.
So much for the win streak.