Quick Hits: Carlos Estevez Dominates In Ninth of Rockies 4-4 Tie With Rangers

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SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rockies rallied for a 4-4 tie with the Rangers on Monday.

-- Carlos Estevez made a strong case for himself in his comeback from a 2018 season in which he battled shoulder problems. The 6-6, 275-pound right-handed pitcher worked a perfect ninth inning, striking out two and throwing seven pitches -- all strikes.

-- Highly-regarded third base prospect Colton Welker, who is 4-for-7 with two home runs and six RBI this spring, delivered the game-tying, two-run single in the eighth inning to tie the game Monday.

--Top-rated pitching prospect Peter Lambert gave up a two-run home run to Bubba Thompson that gave the Rangers a 4-2 lead, and then loaded the bases with nobody out in the eighth, but escaped without allowing another run thanks to a tapper in front of home plate and a double-play ground ball.

--German Marquez gave up two runs in his third and final inning of his second spring start. After holding the Rangers hitless in the first two innings, he gave up four hits, including a Rougned Odor home run, in the third.

--Colorado returns to Salt River Fields on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. MST to face the Milwaukee Brewers. Righthanded pitcher Chad Bettis will make his third start of Spring Training for the Rockies and will be opposed by right-hander Corbin Burnes.