In the coldest home opener in organization history, the Rockies did little to keep fans warm.
The Colorado Rockies lost their home opener Friday afternoon, falling 8-3 to the Atlanta Braves following a disappointing start from German Marquez who surrendered seven earned runs in 4.2 innings.
The game was in a weather delay for an hour due to snow falling in downtown Denver.
That start doomed the Rockies chances early, and the team wasn’t able to come back, despite back-to-back home runs from Carlos Gonzales and Trevor Story in the fourth inning, which cut the lead to 4-3.
The Braves then answered right back in the fifth. Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson hit a two-out RBI double and then after an intentional walk, Braves starter Brandon McCarthy drove in two runs on a double of his own.
McCarthy got the win improving to 2-0 on the season, allowing three runs over six innings.
The Rockies fell to 4-4 on the season, while the Braves improved to 5-2. They’ll play again tomorrow at Coors Field at 6:10 p.m.