Sunday saw German Marquez looking to keep his solid play of late going.
German Marquez has been fantastic of late and continued his string of pitching deep into games in the sereies finale with Atlanta. German went 7 strong innings, surrendering five hits and just two runs. He struck out five and walked just one. Marquez’ 4.42 ERA and 11 wins are fantastic statistics for the hard-throwing righty.
Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis would cap the outstanding pitching performance with Ottavino pitching a perfect eighth and Davis scoring three strikeouts in the ninth.
Offensively, Colorado would get back into the home run column with shots from Trevor Story and DJ LeMahieu going deep for Colorado. Braves third basemen Johan Camargo would account for both Atlanta runs as the Rockies completed the sweep of the Braves and their eighth win in their last 10 games.
Arizona and Los Angeles both won on Sunday, so the Rockies remain a half-game back of the Diamondbacks and a game-and-a-half ahead of the Dodgers in the ultra-competitive NL West.
This is an exciting time for the Rockies and is reminiscent of that magical 2007 run.
Whichever way it turns, one can only hope Colroado has shown Nolan Arenado enough to retain him in the offseason.