Since he overwhelmingly dominated the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on May 7, where he blanked the Californian club's bats in eight innings and allowed just five hits, Pablo López had to go through a hard road to return to the winning path with the Miami Marlins.
Thanks to the work he did last Wednesday night at the loanDepot park against the Colorado Rockies, the pitcher born in Cabimas offered a notable quality start (the sixth of the 14 appearances on the mound for the Florida team within of the 2022 campaign) in which they connected four indisputable and scored on one occasion but the run was dirty, the product of an error by López himself at the top of the first inning that made it easier for his compatriot Yonathan Daza from the anteroom to the plate and Charlie Blackmon's sacrifice fly to center fielder for the only streak for the Denver squad.
Beyond that detail, the right-hander from Zulia steeled himself to prevent the Rockies from applying other runs to him throughout the match and did not let another rival batter complicate the panorama. Proof of this was that he hit six strikeouts, even though he gave up three walks.
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However, with the fifth victory of the year and reducing his ERA to 2.61, the Venezuelan continues to be that pitcher who started the season in good shape and who also helped him win the Pitcher of the Month award for April (3-0, 0.39 EFE).
Precisely, Colorado was the last team he didn't give up a run for when he pitched six complete innings on May 30.
So far in June, Pablo López has a record of 1-2, 2.78 ERA in 35.2 innings where they made a dozen runs (11 were earned), gave 11 walks and struck out 38, which suggests that he has a lot to give for Miami.