The Marlins got shutout by the Colorado Rockies Friday night and lost, 3-0. The Fish out-hit the Rockies six to five, but failed to capitalize when they had men in scoring position. Jon Gray held down the Fish for eighth innings of dominance. Sandy Alcntara had a great night on the mound, though his only downfall was the home run ball.
Sandy Alcántara: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Jon Gray: 8 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, O BB, 7 K, 0 HR
The Rockies struck quick and hard. The second inning started with a lead off walk to Yonder Alonso. After getting the next out quickly, Ryan McMahon sent a ball into the stands. The slider that Alcántara threw came across the center of the plate. Between that and the game being in Colorado, that ball was gone.
The Fish and Rockies had a quick game. The total time clocked in at two hours and 12 minutes (with a 20-minute lightning delay in the middle). The ball usually flies, but the Fish had nothing happening.
The Rockies scored one more time against the Fish. Ryan Stanek pitched the eighth inning and gave up a solo home run to Nolan Arenado
. Arenado jumped on a pitch that was dead-center of the strike-zone.
The rest was history for this game as Scott Oberg got the save with little issue from the Fish.
This was only the fourth time that the Marlins have ever been held scoreless at Coors Field.
Neil Walker contributed a triple in his return to the lineup after missing two weeks with a sprained finger, but nobody brought him to the plate. Pablo López and José Ureña made minor league rehabs starts with New Orleans and Jupiter, respectively; they could be available to the Marlins on the next homestand.
They will try to put this one behind them when they send Héctor Noesí on the mound to face Germán Marquez in game two. Start time 8:10 ET.
Marlins vs Rockies box score (MLB.com)
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