The Marlins set up a nice session of batting practice for the Rockies during Saturday's game. The Rockies 13 hits and 11 runs were spread out over their eight innings at the plate. Héctor Noesí struggled greatly and showed now is not the best time for him to be in the majors. Miami's offense while collecting eight hits could not keep pace with the Rockies.
Héctor Noesí: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 3BB, 2 K, 2 HR
Germán Marquez: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR
The Marlins actually scored first with their leadoff man Jon Berti. Berti took a fastball that caught too much of the plate and he put it into the seats.
. Berti took a fastball that caught too much of the plate and he put it into the seats.
The Rockies jumped all over Noesí in the second inning. After getting the first two outs of the inning Noesí gave up a double to opposing pitcher Marquez. Blackmon followed this up with a double of his own which scored Marquez. Story then brought Blackmon home with a two-run shot, 4-1 Rockies.
The Fish kept the offense going on their end with a single by Brian Anderson to lead off the third inning. Garrett Cooper then made his mark with a run scoring double, making it 4-2 Rockies. Cooper would also hit a solo home run later on in the game.
The Rockies began to pull away in the fifth inning. Blackmon led off the inning with a solo shot. Story drew a walk next and Nolan Arenado made out. That was the end for Noesí. Nothing was shown that would make you consider keeping him in the rotation at the moment. Adam Conley relived Noesí, but he ran into trouble with the first batter he faced. Murphy doubled in another run to make it 6-2 Rockies.
Conley gave up three earned runs over 2⁄3 of an inning. Tyler Kinley had an inning of work, he gave up a hit and two walks. Wei-Yin Chen was the final relief pitcher of the night and he also gave up two earned runs.
Wei-Yin Chen is a record-setter, sir. His 14 home runs allowed are the most ever for a Marlins reliever in a single season. https://t.co/RFRY3dJ4PR— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 18, 2019
The Fish scored one more run in the ninth, but were already down by eight runs.
Side note: Lewis Brinson had what should have been his first home run of the season taken away in dead center field.
Jordan Yamamoto will take on Peter Lambert at 3:10 ET.
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