Baseball 101: Look at the other team’s lineup and circle the one name whom you do not want to get beat by; make somebody else beat you.
First inning: Matt Duffy triple with two outs; Buster Posey up; his name was circled on the lineup whom you should not be allowed to beat you; let him take a free pass and make a slumping Brandon Belt beat you; nope, Walt Weiss did not read Baseball 101 textbook; RBI single.
Third inning: men on 2B and 3B with two outs and Posey up again; nope he wasn’t intentionally walked; two-run single that put the Giants ahead for good.
Vacuum hit a two-run line drive shot to left in the first and a solo shot in the ninth to score the only runs of the game for Colorado. Duffy and Brandon Crawford hit big flies for two insurance runs in the sixth to increase the Giants’ lead to 5-2 and put the game away. The bullpen (Christian Bergman’s turn) were of no help either as they let MadBum hit a HR that grazed the foul side of the foul pole to pour salt into the wound.
The guys in purple were firing early in counts into outs allowing MadBum to breeze through the game for a near-complete game (7.2 innings) 6-3 win. They must have been in a hurry to get on the Segways and motor across the bay to Oakland.
Colorado extended their losing streak to two and there will be seven more losses to add to it before they return home to Coors Field. Recent history has shown that when they win the first game of the road trip, they go winless the rest of the trip. The recommendation is to turn off the TV and enjoy the Fourth of July festivities. Or picket the Rockies’ office at Coors Field carrying signs, “Fire Walt Weiss”.