Lopez, Marlins add to Rockies’ road woes, win 6-2 – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
MIAMI (AP) – Desperate to get something on the road, the Colorado Rockies brought a vacation vibe to their trip to Miami. Loud flower prints, shoes without socks, white trousers, all part of the look for the flight with the hope of changing happiness from home.
It did not work.
Pablo López took advantage of an extra day of rest by allowing only two runs in the best eight innings of his career, Corey Dickerson hit a triple with two runs, and the Miami Marlins opened a home stand by beating the Rockies 6-2 on Tuesday night.
“You always want to be the guy who helps the bullpen and tries to stay as long as possible,” said López. “I am really happy to be able to do it tonight.”
López (2-3) struck eight, allowing five hits that were sharp all the way after getting a planned extra day of rest. Dickerson’s triple highlighted third place in four runs for Miami, followed by two more in seventh.
“Pablo continues to keep us in games and give us the chance to win,” said Marlins manager Don Mattingly. “He’s made great strides in the last few years.”
Charlie Blackmon had two of Colorado’s five hits. The Rockies fell back to 4:23 on the road that season, a disastrous start to a six-game away swing.
“He uses the whole field. Charlie is doing his thing, ”said Rockies manager Bud Black.
They tried to shake things up on the fly, lighten the mood, and took a quick 1-0 lead in the first game after a groundout from Ryan McMahon.
From then on, very little went on. Colorado is now 1-5 in the opening games of the Road Trips this season and is surpassed 35-6 in those games. The Rockies have not won any street games in a row since September 5 and 6; They are now 0-8 in street games following an away win from Coors Field.
“I thought Lopez was good, three quality fields tonight,” said Black. “He has a good arm.”
Starling Marte had three hits and a number of marlins – Jazz Chisholm, Jon Berti, Adam Duvall, and Jesus Aguilar – had two each for Miami that came from a 1-8 road trip. Aguilar drove in two runs while Chisholm and Berti scored two points each.
Antonio Senzatela (2-6) allowed nine hits and four runs in six innings, cutting eight and leaving one.
Blackmon hit a wild pitch in the fourth game to bring the Rockies within 4-2. López kept her calm from then on and lowered his ERA to 2.76.
The eight innings for López – who had never scored more than 21 outs in a game before Tuesday – were the most accomplished this season by a Miami starter. Sandy Alcantara had two eight-inning outings.
“It’s a good feeling,” said López.
Rockies: SS Trevor Story (elbow) threw and punched a bit Tuesday, with all signs pointing to a return on Wednesday. … The Rockies lost 1B Matt Adams in fifth place with an elbow problem. He was examined by Marlin’s doctors after the game and is likely to be put on the injured list.
Marlins: LHP Daniel Castano (left shoulder impingement) was placed on the 10-day casualty list and LHP Braxton Garrett was recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville. There was a lot of other news; SS Miguel Rojas (left index finger) and OF Brian Anderson (left shoulder) were at the ballpark on Tuesday as their return-to-game programs ramp up. Injured throwers Cody Poteet (knee), Jordan Holloway (groin) and Nick Neidert (biceps) are also making progress, the Marlins said, and Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) “has been cleared by doctors to throw again,” said GM Kim Ng .
MARLINS AFTER 60
The Marlins were 31-29 after 60 games last season for the entire 2020 regular season. This season: 26-34, the sixth time in the past seven years they’ve hit the 60-game mark below .500. However, the injuries and progress some injured types make gives Ng hope.
“We looked,” she said. “We always want to improve the club. As for the guys we raised, they did a decent job. But we need more help and are always looking. “
Blackmon’s two hits earned him 1,362 in his career in Colorado, overtaking Larry Walker as the second-most in team history. Todd Helton (2,519) is the all-time leader of the Rockies.
Rockies LHP Austin Gomber (4-5, 4.12) kicks off Game 2 of the series on Wednesday, with the Marlins undecided how to handle pitching. Gomber is 2-1 with a 1.53 ERA in his last five starts – with 32 strikeouts and just three walks in 29 1-3 innings.
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