San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies
Game 1 of the series
My 21st game at Coors this year.
23 with Kansas City and 25 with the Springs
Because of rain in the area there was no batting practice.
Starter Franklin Morales had a very good start to this game, He was much better than in his last start in Kansas City. He started the first inning with a VERY quick 3 outs to the top of the Giants order including striking out Hunter Pence. Morales got through the inning throwing only 9 pitches.
Madison Bumgarner started for the Giants he also had a 1,2,3 inning striking out Brandon Barnes and Michael Cuddyer who just came off the disabled list.
D.J. LeMahieu makes a catch for the first out of the 2nd inning. Getting out Michael Morse. The Giants had their first hit of the game a single by Brandon Hicks with 2 outs.
Drew Stubbs lead off the 3rd inning with a single he would get to third in the inning but did not score.
Stubbs getting to first.
Michael Cuddyer hit the ball with Stubbs on third but grounded out to end the inning.
The Rockies would score a run in the 4th inning after Troy Tulowitzki started the inning off with a double and scored with 2 outs on a Wilin Rosario double to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.
The Giants then scored 3 runs in the 5th inning to take a 3-1 lead. The runs scored on a Gregor Blanco triple to score Brandon Crawford and Tyler Colvin. Yes, the former Rockies outfielder Colvin is now with the Giants, and you thought he may have just fallen of the face of the earth. He had gotten on base with a reviewed call that was originally called foul and was overturned and ruled a double.
The Rockies kept fighting in the 6th and scored 2 on a Wilin Rosario 2 run home run. His 4th of the year and 3rd against the Giants this season.
Rex Brothers came into pitch in the 7th inning. He faced 4 batters throwing 14 pitches. This was a good outing for Brothers who has been having issues pitching this year.
Morales pitched a complete 6 innings Morales gave up 3 runs on 5 hits walked 1 and most importantly striking out 6. the 6 strike out was his second most of the year and that was on April 22nd also against the Giants.
Just when you thought that the random dental product race could not get any creeper, the toothpaste lost his pants! I have not said how creepy the race really is in a while! Yes, still creepy!!!!
After Adam Ottavino pitched the 8th inning and face only 3 batters. LaTroy Hawkins came into the game for his 961st MLB appearance in his 19 year MLB career well it was not much different form his 960th career outing where he also blew the save and the Giants took a 4-3 lead. He threw 26 pitches to 5 Giants batters. he gave up a 1 out single to Hicks and a double to Tyler Colvin to score Hicks. The Giants had a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 9th.
The Giants closer Sergio Romo pitched the bottom of the 9th. This is never a good thing for the Rockies. Tonight was a little different Justin Morneau walked to lead off the inning. He came into pinch hit for Brandon Barnes who was first in the batting order this game. Michael Cuddyer who was 0 for 3 with a walk made the first out of the inning flying out to right. Mr. Clutch Troy Tulowitzki hit into a force out getting Morneau out at second and he got onto first.
Carlos Gonzalez would hit a single and move Tulo to third.
Nolan Arenado came up with 2 outs and 2 on. This one came in a little high and tight!
After 7 pitches and a full count he found he found a pitch he liked a 78 MPH slider that he sent to the wall in left!
Eric Young was excited as Nolan rounded first!
After Tulo scored tying the game at 5, Cargo was sent!
and he slide into home to win the games for the Rockies…
… and the celebration started!
The Rockies won this one 6-5 and are now 26 and 20 on the year and now 2 games behind the Giants in the west.
What a great game, with a great ending provided by Nolan Arenado, he seems to be hitting at the right times he continues to impress if it is not with his defense he is getting the job done at the plate. Between his 28 game hitting streak a grand slam against the Mets and this walk off I think he is having a pretty good year!!!!!
During the post game interview Brandon Barnes got him with the water bucket.
That was it for this one at Coors, the Rockies had 2 more against the Giants this home series.
LET”S DO THIS!!!!!
That is it for this one see you at Coors!