Scouting Report on Today’s Starting Pitchers

Jason Marquis – Marquis earned his first win of the season against the Pirates on Saturday, tossing six innings of one-run ball. His sinker was sharp, he said, which led to seven strikeouts and only one walk. Marquis gave up six hits in what was his longest outing of the season. He’ll need that sinker at Coors Field against the reigning National League champs.

Aaron Cook – In his last start, Saturday at Houston, Cook overcame a high early pitch count and held the Astros to two runs, one earned, and four hits in seven innings. Cook has his sinker working and is able to throw a cut fastball to take hitters off of it. He has become the Rockies’ most dependable pitcher.

  • Cook is a pitcher who throws hard and has a nasty sinker to keep the ball down off the bat. That fastball can crank up to 98 mph and the sinker isn’t much softer. He also adds a “slurve” and good stamina.
  • Has been known to get a little lazy when he’s ahead in the count, and that’s when the hits pile up. Left-handed hitters pound him.
  • Settling in as a reliable mid-rotation starter.

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Organizational Roundup

(AAA) – Iowa Cubs – No Game

(AA) – Tennessee Smokies – Lost vs. Carolina (3-7)

(High A) – Daytona Cubs – Won vs. St. Lucie (5-4)

(A) – Peoria Chiefs – Lost vs. Lansing (1-2)

(SS) – Boise Hawks open their season June 17th

(RK) – Arizona Cubs open their season June 22nd

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