A fist pump and a late fastball on the cusp of 100 mph was all the indication needed to know just how good German Marquez felt Saturday.
He pitched two-hit ball over eight innings and Ian Desmond homered as the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1.
Marquez struck out nine and walked none after entering with a 5.53 ERA, third-worst among qualified National League starters.
The Rockies closed out June with three consecutive victories and two consecutive over the Dodgers after getting swept by Los Angeles in a three-game series at Coors Field to begin the month. Colorado finished June with an 11-16 record.
I think with every rookie that comes into the NBA it’s really a race to maturity, and some people are further ahead like a Jayson Tatum, Larranaga said after Tatum practiced with the summer leaguers on Sunday. Tatum will not participate in summer league, but Stevens asked him to join the Celtics’ youngest players for practices before they head west.
It’s all about how you embrace these opportunities, and he can’t have better examples than the guys down in that locker room to follow. So it’s on him to follow. And we’re going to invest a lot of time and energy into him.
Jordan declined the option on the final season of his contract with the Clippers, clearing the way for him to likely sign with the Mavs, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Fourth quarter: Giants 20, Broncos 3 The Broncos were able to put a nice drive together, even down a couple receivers and a hobbled Demaryius Thomas. But then they got stood up at the goal line on fourth-and-1. The Giants are closing in on their first win of the season.
Fourth quarter: Giants 20, Broncos 3 Demaryius Thomas picked up a first down on fourth-and-5, but then Janoris Jenkins stripped the ball. Eli Apple was there to recover it.
And to make matters worse for the Broncos, Emmanuel Sanders is out for the game with an ankle injury. WR Isaiah McKenzie was also carted off with an ankle injury.
West only had one yard on the ground and two catches for 12 yards, but he had two receiving touchdowns for the Chiefs. And he celebrated accordingly.
It was a terrible night for injuries for both teams. The Texans suffered two catastrophic losses on defense. J.J. Watt will miss the rest of the season with a tibial plateau fracture. Whitney Mercilus also left the game early, and he was ruled out with a chest injury.
Those are painful losses, but the Chiefs got hit hard, too. The Chiefs lost safety Steven Terrell to a concussion on the first play of the game. Travis Kelce was evaluated for a concussion in the first half, but was able to return to the game.
He was then removed from play again to be checked for a head injury. Justin Houston hurt his calf in the fourth quarter, and Chris Conley was carted off the field late in the game with an Achilles injury. It was a fun game to watch, especially the second half, but the injuries put a damper on it.