Brilliant Marquez Throws Complete Game One-Hitter, Beats Giants 4-0

German Marquez - Derek Leung/Getty Images

German Marquez - Derek Leung/Getty Images

In a word, Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez was brilliant.

Marquez fired a complete game, one-hitter and defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Sunday at Oracle Park.

Third baseman Evan Longoria collected the Giants only hit of the game, a single in the eighth inning.

Marquez becomes the first Rockies pitcher to ever throw a complete game one-hitter. Ubaldo Jimenez has the only no-hitter in Rockies history, thrown in a game against the Atlanta Braves in April 2010.

Marquez retired the first 15 batter he faced before he hit outfielder Kevin Pillar with a pitch to start the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Rockies offense showed some signs of breaking out of what has been virtually a season-long slump to this point. Trevor Story's two-out, RBI double in the third inning brought Nolan Arenado home and put the Rockies up 1-0.

Then in the fifth, Arenado blasted his first home run of the season, a three-run shot to left field and the lead was 4-0.

That was more than enough for Marquez, who mowed down the Giants on 105 pitches while throwing his first-ever complete game shutout.


Here are some of the highlights from the dominating performance as called by Jack Corrigan and Jerry Schemmel and as compiled by Rockies Executive Producer Jesse Thomas on KOA NewsRadio.

After the win, Marquez spoke with Schemmel through translator and bullpen coach Aaron Munoz.

Postgame comments from Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.

Postgame comments from Rockies catcher Tony Wolters.

Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond.

Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

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