Rockies blanked by Padres, drop back below .500 after losing four-game series

A cold rain descended on Coors Area Monday night. Perfect mood climate for a Rockies workforce that has dropped its way.

For the third time in 4 games, San Diego, a budding National League West powerhouse, took it to the Rockies, successful 6-. Colorado dipped underneath .500 at seventeen-eighteen. The Padres, winners of eight of their very last 11 games, improved to 22-fifteen.

Rockies starter German Marquez’s efficiency was as dreary as the climate. The Padres tagged him for 5 runs on eight hits in excess of six innings, together with a household run by Wil Myers and triples by Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jake Cronenworth.

“His things is great, he’s just not hitting spots,” supervisor Bud Black explained of Marquez. “I’m not apprehensive about the arm. Appropriate now it is about place. He’s not building more than enough great pitches at the most essential times.”

Just after a two-1 commence, Marquez has dropped a occupation-superior 4 consecutive choices. Colorado’s opening day starter is -four with a 6.83 ERA over his 5 begins because his very last get on July 29 at Oakland.

“My fastball place was not great nowadays,” explained Marquez, two-five with a four.88 over-all Period. “I missed with a couple of pitches but I have to hang in there and maintain performing.”

The Rockies have dropped every of their very last 4 sequence at household, in significant portion mainly because their offense remains AWOL. It managed just seven hits Monday, all of them singles, preserve for a double by Daniel Murphy.

Star third baseman Nolan Arenado, who went 1-for-four to lengthen his hitting streak to seven games, admitted that the Rockies are frustrated, but explained the workforce remains in the playoff hunt and thinks the offense can snap out of its present funk.

“I believe that so,” he explained. “We just have not been steady at all. Which is form of our matter this yr. We just have not been steady all over the lineup, and you see the Padres in excess of there and they’re on hearth — all the hitters in excess of there.

“It’s difficult. We have to thoroughly clean it up and be far better. And I see myself and I’ve just gotta be far better.”