He issued four free passes, allowed seven base hits and notched only one strikeout as he watched his ERA balloon from 4.50 to 8.16 after three starts. Sports Chicago will broadcast this NL matchup and the game gets underway at 3:10 p.m. ET. "I think that's the issue against the lefties".
Around 3 PM, the Cubs said that there are no signs of a concussion for Bryant, though he does have a cut over his left eye. With AP Photos.Nolan Arenado was initially called safe when he tried to score on a bases-loaded pitch that bounced to the backstop, then was ruled out when a video review concluded reliever Brandon Morrow applied the tag on a throw from catcher Willson Contreras, ending a 9-7 win for the Chicago Cubs over the Colorado Rockies. But the Rockies - who overall have seen little of Quintana but are hitting just a collective.184 in 38 at-bats against him - can't bank on another implosion considering the veteran southpaw has proven he can still dazzle when he has his command.
Javier Baez went 2-for-6 with a solo home run and two-run double to help the Cubs outlast the Rockies 9-7 on Sunday.
Jose Quintana (2-1) allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out seven, raising his big league total to 1,004.
The Rockies answered with a three-run first, getting an RBI single from Charlie Blackmon and a two-run homer by Arenado, who clubbed the first pitch for his second homer of the season in his first game back since serving his suspension for charging the mound April 11 against San Diego. Marquez has an 0.82 ERA in two career starts against the Cubs, but Chicago has scored 41 runs in their last four games and Marquez does have an 8.22 ERA in two home starts on the year.
Many MLB fans seem to forget that Almora was drafted immediately after Carlos Correa in the 2012 MLB Draft, and was considered a cornerstone piece of the organization when the Cubs were still undergoing their rebuild. He was attended to by trainers but stayed in the game. He provided the go-ahead knock in the wild 14-10 comeback victory over the Braves last week, and on Sunday afternoon added a big two-run double that gave the Cubs some insurance runs with the Rockies attempting to mount a comeback of their own.
Umpire Cory Blaser signaled safe, but the call was reversed about 90 seconds later and the Cubs jogged out of their dugout to celebrate.
As a unit, Colorado's pitchers have given up 4.8 runs per game overall this year.
Brian Duensing relieved Darvish and got the last out of the fifth.
Anderson settled down after that and worked out of trouble in the third. Almora and Baez led off with singles and scored on a two-out double by Wilson Contreras to make it 2-0.
Like Colorado, Chicago recently welcomed back a key cog when first baseman Anthony Rizzo was activated off the disabled list.