Chacin and Tulowitzki carry Rockies over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 4: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies singles in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants during an MLB game at AT&T Park on June 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)


The Rockies actually won the kind of game they've typically lost this afternoon, squeezing out a 2-1 victory over the Giants

Jhoulys Chacin lacked command of his fastball, but battled through six innings, allowing just four hits and three walks to earn the win. Despite working with traffic in most of the early contest, Chacin got the outs when he needed to, and then was picked up by quality relief work from Matt Lindstrom, Rafael Betancourt and Huston Street.

Meanwhile, for much of the game, Rockies hitters approached Madison Bumgarner with too much aggression, hacking at pitches and inducing weak contact, but were able to string together a pair of small-ball rallies to score a pair of runs. In both cases, singles by Troy Tulowitzki (he had three of them on the afternoon,) played key parts. The first time in the fourh with Tulo singling to lead off and then scoring on a Chris Nelson grounder that was mishandled by Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford with one out, and in his next at bat in the sixth singling in Eric Young Jr. with two outs in the sixth to give the Rockies the difference maker.

Long time Rockies nemesis Cody Ross hit a home run off Chacin on his bobble head giveaway day to score the lone Giants run.


27 - 30

4.5

Won 1

105



 

I have another engagement to get to tonight that the rain delay disrupted my plans for, so the FanGraphs chart and roll call will have to be added later or skipped, sorry.

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