APJason Marquis went seven strong innings, allowing just one run against his former team in his return to Wrigley Field with the Colorado Rockies jerseys. Marquis, now 2 0 this season, also had an RBI single.
CHICAGO (AP) Jason Marquis wasn’t a fan favorite in his time with the Chicago Cubs jerseys, and if he didn’t know it then, he does now. The Wrigley Field faithful booed him at every turn this week.
Marquis got some measure of revenge Wednesday, hitting a two run single off Rich Harden to put Colorado ahead against his former team, then pitching the Rockies jerseys over the Chicago Cubs jerseys 5 2.
“Everybody has the right to react the way they want and feel the way they want,” said the Tottenville high school product. “Obviously, that’s not the way I was raised, to boo people, but everybody is different. If there was something I didn’t like, I just didn’t pay attention.”
Marquis (2 0), who spent the previous two years with the Cubs jerseys, was jeered during introductions before Monday’s home opener and again several times Wednesday. He hit a bases loaded single in the second and allowed one run and five hits in seven innings.
Did this win mean anything extra?
“Not really,” he said. “A little ammo to talk to the guys I’m friends with, but other than that, a win is a win. It feels great every time I get it.”
Rockies authentic jerseys China jerseys manager Clint Hurdle didn’t talk to Marquis about pitching against his old club. He had a different take on Marquis’ status among Cubs jerseys fans.
“He did pretty well here,” Hurdle said of Marquis’ 23 18 record with Chicago. “He pitched a lot of innings and won some games. I walked around the streets enough here the last couple of days and everybody told me they liked him.”
Manuel Corpas followed Marquis with a hitless eighth before cheap Huston Street jersey got in trouble in the ninth, allowing a leadoff home run to Derrek Lee followed by a walk to pinch hitter Mike Fontenot and a single to Reed Johnson.
cheap Jason Grilli jersey came in, and Fontenot was thrown out by cheap Chris Iannetta jersey trying to advance on a breaking ball in the dirt that got away from the catcher. cheap Geovany Soto jersey then hit into a game ending double play, giving Grilli his second career save and first this year.
“At that point, I should’ve stayed at second,” Fontenot said. “With Geo up, he could’ve tied the game with one swing. I thought the ball rolled farther away from him. I was trying to be too aggressive.”
Street is 0 1 with a save and a 13.50 ERA in four appearances. His status as closer is unclear.
“I’ve got a whole night and a whole ‘nother day to figure something out,” Hurdle said. “If we need to figure something out.”
cheap Seth Smith jersey homered for the Rockies jerseys, who completed a two game split on a cold afternoon with the wind blowing in.
Harden, rested for much of spring training to aid a balky shoulder, allowed four runs, five hits and four walks in three innings, his shortest outing since July 7, 2007, when he went 2 2 3 innings for Oakland against Seattle. He struck out eight but threw 92 pitches.
“He struck out the side in the first, but then he started to throw, instead of pitch,” Cubs jerseys manager Lou Piniella said.
Harden has 18 strikeouts in two starts, but the Cubs jerseys lost both games.
“I felt good, maybe a little too good,” Harden said. “It’s something I’ve always fought, where I feel too good and I start throwing, instead of delivering every pitch with a purpose.”
After Harden struck out his first four batters, Colorado loaded the bases on a pair of walks and an infield single. Clint Barmes then struck out, but Marquis singled to center on a ball Johnson couldn’t come up with on a dive. Johnson did throw out Iannetta at third to end the inning.