Real or not? Marquez keeps Rockies riding high
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I love the unsung heroes in a baseball season. These are the guys who aren’t going to get MVP votes or Cy Young votes. They might not be flashy, but they’ve had great seasons that fly under the radar.
For the Rockies, that guy has been German Marquez. The 23-year-old righty took the mound Wednesday at Coors Field with the Rockies a half-game behind the Dodgers in the NL West. Here’s what the first eight Phillies batters did against him:
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SO, SO, SO, SO, SO, SO, SO, SO
That’s eight strikeouts in a row. Opposing pitcher Nick Pivetta broke the string, reaching on Marquez’s error, but after a walk, Marquez struck out his ninth batter in three