Friday By Comparison: Marquez Makes His Mark

German Marquez was dominating on Thursday night in San Diego, putting together his best start in his nearly two big-league seasons. It wasn't good enough, though. The Rockies lost, 3-2, in 13 innings. Marquez, however, did his part.

He allowed only two hits and two runs, and while walking only one batter he struck out 13, equaling the third highest strikeout total in franchise history.

      STEEEE-rike Three

Player Date Opp W IP H R ER BB SO
Jon Gray 9/17/2016 SD W 9 4 0 0 0 16
Darryl Kile 8/20/1998 Mon W 7 9 3 3 3 14
Shawn Chacon 6/7/2001 Hou L 8 5 2 2 2 13
Ubaldo Jimenez 5/3/2010 SD W 7 4 1 1 2 13
x-German Marquez Thursday SD ND 8 2 2 2 1 13
Pedro Astacio 9/14/1997 Atl W 8 4 0 0 2 12
Pedro Astacio 8/1/2000 ChC W 7 2 1 1 4 12
Jhoulys Chacin 6/27/2010 LAA L 6 5 5 2 3 12
Jorge De La Rosa 5/9/2009 Fla L 8 4 2 2 1 12
Jon Gray 6/5/2016 SD W 7 5 2 2 1 12
Jon Gray June 22 Mia W 7 8 1 1 0 12
Darryl Kile 8/30/1998 ChC L 8 9 4 4 1 12
John Thomson 10/7/2001 SD W 7 7 3 3 0 12
x-Padres 3-2, 13 IP 8-5

He worked eight innings, equaling the season-high for a Rockies pitcher. It was the second time he has gone eight innings this season, and fifth time for a Rockies pitcher. Tyler Anderson also did it twice, and Jon Gray once. The Rockies have had a starter work more than seven innings only 10 times this season. They are 7-3 in those games, the starting pitcher receiving a no-decision in the three losses.

                 Staying Power

Player Date Opp W L IP H R ER HR BB SO
Tyler Anderson June 29 at Dodgers 1 0 8 4 0 0 0 1 8
Tyler Anderson July 4 vs. Giants 1 0 8 2 0 0 0 2 9
Jon Gray Aug. 5 at Brewers 0 0 8 4 1 1 1 2 8
German Marquez June 30 at Dodgers 1 0 8 2 1 1 1 0 9
German Marquez Aug. 30 at Padres 0 0 8 2 2 2 0 1 13
German Marquez July 29 vs. A's 1 0 7.2 5 2 2 2 1 8
Tyler Anderson July 24 vs. Astros 0 0 7.1 3 2 1 1 3 4
Chad Bettis April 17 at Pirates 1 0 7.1 5 0 0 0 2 3
Jon Gray July 14 vs. Mariners 1 0 7.1 5 1 1 0 1 6
Jon Gray July 31 at Cardinals 1 0 7.1 4 3 2 1 2 5

With the loss, the Rockies remained in second place in the NL West, and third place in the battle for the two NL wild-card spots. They, however, fell 1 1/2 games back of NL West-leading Arizona, and are in third place in the bid for the two wild-card spots, two games back of the Brewers and 2 1/2 behind the wild-card-leading Cardinals.

    Where They Stand

NL West Wild-Card
Team W L Pct GB Tean W L Pct GB
D-backs 74 60 0.552 - Cardinals 75 59 0.56
Rockies 72 61 0.541 1.5 Brewers 75 60 0.556 -
Dodgers 72 62 0.537 2 Rockies 72 61 0.541 2
Giants 67 68 0.496 7.5 Dodgers 72 62 0.537 2.5
Padres 53 83 0.39 22 Phillies 71 62 0.534 3

With a 72-61 record, the Rockies have matched the franchise's second-best record after 133 games, two wins fewer than 2009, but matching last year and 1995. The Rockies advanced to the post-season in all three of those seasons.

                 The 133 Mark

Year W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Final W-L Rank Postseason
2009 74 59 0.556 667 587 80 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 72 61 0.541 624 638 -14 TBD TBD TBD
1995 72 61 0.541 729 726 3 77-67 2 Wildcard
2017 72 61 0.541 681 633 48 87-75 3 Wildcard
1996 69 64 0.519 803 787 16 83-79 3
2010 69 64 0.519 621 584 37 83-79 3
2007 68 65 0.511 672 628 44 90-73 2 NL Pennant
2000 68 65 0.511 806 730 76 82-80 4
2016 64 69 0.481 709 685 24 75-87 3
2003 64 69 0.481 712 715 -3 74-88 4