Isn’t it fun when you trade a player and they come back to remind you that they are much better off without you? It was a blast when Matt Holliday hit .471 against us this season with five HR’s in 31 plate appearances. Or how about that Seth Smith hitting .455 against us!
So, it should come as no surprise that the Giants, who owe Dan O some serious flowers and candy after the “gift” of Scutaro, would come to play and said Marco Scutaro would go 3-5 with two RBI’s and two runs in tonight’s 8-3 loss. Entering today’s game Scutaro is hitting .324 against us, but that isn’t anything big since he is hitting .370 in the past week and .500 against us this series.
Jeff Francis started off on the wrong foot and never really regained his balance. Francis gave up five earned in the first inning and left after only three innings, with his pitch count reaching pegged at 78. He did have five strikeouts and no walks, but saddling the team with such a large deficit so early proved to be his undoing.
In the past the Giants were constantly the butt of jokes about lack of hitting and run production. They have been anything but devoid of hits when it comes to playing the Rockies this year. They have out-hit the Rox 5,434,345 to 13.
Well, not quite.
But they have won 11 of their last 13 at Coors. Tonight’s win puts them seven games above the Dodgers for the NL West lead and they are an amazing 8-0-1 in series win’s after the all-star break.
There were a few bright spots for the Rockies Wednesday night, but very few indeed.
One was the 24th home run by rookie Wilin Rosario off of Lincecum in the third. He almost hit his 25th in the seventh, but was just a foot shy of going out as Blanco caught it at the center field wall. Rosario finished 2-4, and didn’t let a ball pass him by, although he did flub a pitch-out. He is only one HR shy of the Helton rookie record of 25.
Tyler Colvin was the only other Rockie that had a multi-hit night, going 2-4.
Even though the team didn’t have great success with the bats, it wasn’t for lack of opportunities. They left the bases loaded in the second and were 1-12 with runners in scoring position.
Harris, Outman and Escalona combined for two innings of one hit, no run ball.