Rockies German Marquez pounded by Mets in Game 1 of doubleheader

German Marquez flashed some of his familiar firepower by throwing a 98 mph fastball and striking out seven over six innings on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Coors Field.

But that doesn’t mean the Rockies’ right-hander fixed what’s been ailing him.

The Mets tagged Marquez for five runs (four earned) on 11 hits en route to a 5-1 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. The Mets roughed up Marquez in the first two innings, and given how ineffective Colorado’s offense was, those two innings were more than enough.

Brando Nimmo led off the game with an infield single off the glove of first baseman C.J. Cron, setting the table for Starling Marte’s two-run homer to left-center. Marte’s fourth homer of the season was measured at 444 feet. Marquez has served up eight home runs in eight starts, all of the long balls coming at Coors Field.

A throwing error by shortstop Jose Iglesias off Dominic Smith’s leadoff grounder unlocked New York’s two-run second inning. Luis Guillorme followed with a single and Patrick Mazeika drove in both runners with a double.

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The Mets and Rockies were snowed out Friday, forcing them to play two games on Saturday. Crews worked throughout the morning to get the snow off the field. The playing conditions were excellent, even though the first-pitch temperature was 45 degrees.

Left fielder Kris Bryant played his first game for Colorado since going on the injured list with a lower-back strain on April 26. Bryant went 1-for-4, legging out an infield single in the first. He struck out twice.

Mets right-hander Carlos Carrasco gave up seven hits over his 5 1/3 innings but yielded just one run. He struck out four and walked one. The Rockies eked out their lone run in the sixth, combining a leadoff double by Cron (3-for-4), with infield singles by Brendan Rodgers and Jose Iglesias.

Game 2 of the doubleheader is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. The Rockies will start either right-hander Ashton Goudeau or lefty Ty Blach, while right-hander Trevor Williams gets the call for New York.

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