By Comparsion: Marquez Makes a Striking Statement
German Marquez made a statement of power in helping pitch the Rockies into first place in the NL West in a 14-0 victory against the Phillies at Coors Field on Wednesday night. In the process of setting a franchise single-season strikeout record, Marquez claimed a place in MLB history, striking out the first eight batters he faced with only 29 pitches — 24 strikes and five balls.
The streak ended when on an 0-2 pitch fellow pitcher Nick Pivetta hit a nubber to the third base side of first base, which Marquez fielded, but bounced the throw to first for an error.
The modern-day record (since 1900) was set by Jim Deshaies of the Astros against the Dodgers on Sept. 23, 1986, and equaled by Jacob deGrom of the Mets on Sept. 15, 2014 against the Marlins.
On the Marq
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|Cesar Hernández struck out.||1||3||4||1-3-4|
|Carlos Santana struck out.||1||3||4||2-6-8|
|Odubel Herrera struck out||0||3||3||2-9-11|
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|Hoskins struck out.||0||3||3||2-12-14|
|Roman Quinn struck out.||1||3||4||3-15-18|
|Dylan Cozen struck out.||2||3||5||5-18-23|
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|Scott Kingery struck out.||0||3||3||5-21-26|
|Andrew Knapp struck out.||0||3||3||5-24-29|
|Nick Pivetta safe at 1st, E-1.||0||3||3||5-27-32|
Marquez finished the game with 11 strikeouts in seven innings, equaling the second-highest strikeout total in his career, two shy of the record 13 Padres he struck out on Aug. 30 this season.
Marquez has eight double-figure strikeout totals in his career, six of which have come this season, including all five of his games of 11 or more stirkeouts in his last six starts.
His season total of 221 strikeouts is seven more than the single-season franchise record set by Ubaldo Jimenez in 2010.
Marquez has set the tone for a Rockies pitching staff that has set a franchise record with 1,364 strikeouts, 94 more than the record set a year ago, with four games remaining on the regular-season schedule.
He also is one of four members of this year’s rotation who have reached strikeout totals that rank among the top 13 single-season totals in franchise history.
Striking a Historical Accomplishment
|Jorge De La Rosa||2009||193||2012||1144|
With the win on Wednesday, the Rockies have the second-best record in franchise history after 158 games, and if they were to win the final four games of the season they would equal the franchise single-season record for wins, which was set in 2009.
At the 158-Game Mark