The first three innings of the game was a pitching duel between JDLR and Matt Cain. JDLR got into a deep hole when the Giants went single, walk, error, and wild pitch to score the first run of the game with runners on second and third with no outs. JDLR stopped the Giants cold getting out of the inning with no further damage. Cain looked dominant through four innings and most realistic fans probably thought the Giants would cruise to an easy win with no offensive output by the Rox hitters.
After JDLR had a quick inning in the top of the fifth, Colorado blew the game open with a nine-run outburst. This was great work by the men in purple: HR, 2B, K, 1B (by Tony Wolters after 10-pitch battle), SB (by Wolters!), 2-run 1B (by JDLR!), 2B, K (2nd out), BB (chased Cain), 2-run 2B, IBB, 3-run 2B, RBI 1B, and K.
JDLR ran out of gas in the seventh when he left with two outs, two runs in (9-3 at that time) and a runner on 1B. Justin Miller did not do a great job of finishing the inning as he gave up three singles in a row to make the score 9-4 before he could retire Buster Posey to end the inning.
Chad Qualls opened the door for a possible rally by San Francisco on a two-run homer by Brandon Belt after he made a fielding error himself. That made the score 9-6 and likely forcing Jake McGee to come out in the ninth. CarGo put the game out of reach with a two-run double to make the score 11-6. Boone Logan finished the game for the win.
It was Colorado’s second series win of the young season and their record improved to 5-4. The game ball went to JDLR and EdtheUmp let him stick his head out of his doghouse reducing his label to Little P. Getting out of the fourth inning with very limited damage was the key to the game while coming within one out of going seven innings. Colorado heads to Chicago to face another offensive juggernaut.
Charlie Blackmon was placed on the 15-day DL, but no worries as David Dahl is raking for the Hartford Yard Goats. He already has five HRs. Will he be promoted to AAABQ sooner than later? And Hartford is off to a fast start after being ranked as #3 best MLB affiliate in all of baseball.