It was a seesaw game that looked similar to Thursday night’s fugly loss. This time the Rockies came out on top of the Giants 10-9. The Gnats jumped out to a quick four-run lead mid second inning. Then the Rox took advantage of four errors in one inning to knot the score at 4-4 after three innings. As usual the Giants immediately reclaimed the lead 5-4 after four innings. After several hitters worked Bumgarner into several deep counts and a bases loaded situation, Jordan Pacheco sat on the inside fastball and crushed the ball to left field for his first grand slam of his career to take a 9-5 lead after five.
CarGo added a solo homer in the next inning which turned out to be a game winner. The Giants made a valiant comeback to close the deficit to 10-9 after eight. Dexter Fowler’s highlight reel catch of Angel Pagan’s liner saved a critical run. There was a popular belief that the Rox will once again let the game slip away and lose. Rafael Betancourt had other ideas. Enough of the drama according to Betty. He went out and struck out the side while getting the Mo Rivera treatment from HP ump Bob Davidson.
The men in purple has two more games at home remaining versus the Giants with a chance to take the series. Tomorrow it will be Chatwood opposing Crybaby Timmy and Nicasio taking on softball pitcher Barry Zito.