Slow Bleed

The San Francisco Giants scored single runs in the second, third, sixth and seventh innings, then added 2 to answer a 2-run Wilin Rosario home-run in the eighth to defeat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Tuesday night at a chilled-out AT+T Park in San Francisco.  Right-hander Tim Lincecum pitched 6 1/3 innings of shut-out ball to earn his 10th victory of 2012.

Lefty Jeff Francis started for Colorado.  He lasted 5, surrendering 2 runs on 6 hits, throwing 78 pitches, 53 strikes.  With 2-out in the second Giants catcher Hector Sanchez doubled to left and scored when Xavier Nady followed with a single.  Former Rockie Marco Scutaro singled with 1-out in the third, advanced to 3rd on a Pablo Sandoval double, and scored on a sacrifice fly by right-fielder Hunter Pence.

Carlos Torres followed Francis to the mound for the Rockies and allowed the 3rd San Francisco run before recording an out.  He walked Pence leading-off.  Sanchez, who was 2 for 4, singled Pence to 3rd, and he scored when Nady singled.  Torres retired the next three.

Colorado had a big chance in the top of the seventh when Tyler Colvin reached leading-off on catcher’s interference, Chris Nelson singled, and pinch-hitting Josh Rutledge singled after DJ LeMahieu struck-out to load the bases.  Rockies MFL Jim Tracy turned to the dangerous Jason Giambi, but the feared slugger tapped a grounder that had a little viral-syndrome on it to Scutaro, who started a 4-6-3 double-play.  Josh Roenicke handled the seventh for Colorado.  Scutaro scored on a wild-pitch after leading-off with a single and moving to third on a walk to Buster Posey and a ground-out from Pence.

Rosario homered with 2-out in the eighth and Jordan Pacheco, 2 for 3 with a run-scored, on with a walk.  The Giants answered against Josh Outman when Gregor Blanco, in for Nady on defense, served a forehand-lob double over the infield onto the 3rd-base line and scored 2-outs later on an Angel Pagan triple.  Pagan came home on the last of Scutaro’s three hits.  Colorado added a run in the ninth when pinch-hitter Matt Mc Bride singled-in LeMahieu, who had doubled and moved to third on a Rutledge ground-out.

All three Rockies named Josh saw action in the 3-hour, 2-minute dragger.  The penultimate contest in the two teams’ 2012 slate occurs Wednesday in the China Basin, game time once again at 8:15.  Tyler Chatwood will face SF’s Matt Cain.


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9 years ago

“All three Rockies named Josh saw action in the 3-hour, 2-minute dragger” Great sentence jeem!

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
9 years ago

Will they lose 11 of the next 15 to hit that magic number? At this point does it really matter?

Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
9 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

No, 100 losses is only really like 87 losses because we play at altitude. Don’t forget the Excuse of the Year.

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