Deuces Doom Rox

Brown, in for Posey, Has Pair of Blasts

The San Francisco Giants had three 2-run homers Tuesday night at Coors Field, stealing the Colorado Rockies’ early season strategy and defeating the local nine 7-2.  Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 3.38) went 8 innings for the Giants, limiting Colorado to 2 hits and 2 bases-on-balls.  He struck out 5.

The Rockies scored first, in the 2nd on singles by Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds and a double-play grounder off the bat of Nick Hundley.  San Francisco answered in the top of the 3rd, getting a one-out double from Denard Span and a 2-out single from Hunter Pence.  They went ahead in the 5th when Pence hit the first of three SF 2-run homers with Joe Panik, who had doubled with 2 out, on 2nd.

Tyler Chatwood (1-1, 4.38) started and took the loss for Colorado.  He made it through 6, and while it wasn’t a “Q,” in tandem with Jason Gurka, who handled the final 3, it gave the Rockies’ bullpen, already straining after a brutal first week of bad starts, a third straight night of considerable rest.  Chatwood had 2 down and Angel Pagan on 1st-base in the 6th when Trevor Brown, in for all star Buster Posey, lifted a 91 MPH fastball high up in the left-field pavilion to run the score to 5-2.  Brown would strike again in the 8th, again with 2 out and Pagan on base, this one a line-shot just over the wall in left-center.

Samardzija meanwhile, after the Rockies scored a second run on a Nolan Arenado single with 2 out in the 5th, retired the final 10 batters he faced.  George Kontos surrendered a pinch single by Cristhian Adames in the 9th in a mop-up effort.

Game 2 of the 3-game set is tonight, 6:40 pm. again at Coors Field.  Jake Peavy will go for the Giants against Jordan Lyles.

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5 years ago

Thud. Story: 0-4, 3 strikeouts. It was great while it lasted … Don’t get me wrong, I still like him and I hope that he’s the reason we never see Jose Reyes again.

5 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Amen to that, agb!
Additionally, the pitching stats for the first 7 games are exactly where most of us predicted where they would be. I see the Rox entering a dark tunnel with no light visible at the other end. Man, oh man, do I hope I’m wrong.

5 years ago
Reply to  edthump

When there is no light at the end of the tunnel, turn our attention to the Hartford Yard Goats. They have been ranked #3 of all minor league affiliates. Their rotation is our future.

5 years ago

Story’s season theme will be “the year of adjustments,” (we hope). The Padres sorta figured out the outside, off speed thing, but probably just aren’t good enough to fully execute it. Of course Bochy fully figured it out, and they went outside almost non-stop last night. Story will need to be willing to take a walk, or serve soft liners to right field (he’s already shown that a bit). It’s good to see Chatwood out there. I’m sure it will… Read more »

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