Rockies bats run cold as Giants tee off; Colorado loses 5-1

Justin Edmonds

Sometimes the game just sucks

This one was a clunker from the get-go. Jhoulys Chacin was again tolerable but mediocre, as he worked 5.2 innings and allowed three runs. His fastball still sits 87 mph and doesn't get much deception. He struck out four while walking two and allowed two solo home runs. Those three runs, along with further damage against some relievers, led to an uninspiring 5-1 loss.

Still, allowing five runs at Coors Field ought to give the home team a pretty good chance of having a fighting shot, except the bats were inexplicably silent. Despite the fact that Giants starter Matt Cain exited after the third inning with a hamstring injury, the Rockies just couldn't get anything going. Cain didn't allow a hit, and his successor, Yusmiero Petit, stifled the Rockies as well.

The only threat the Rockies mounted was in the 8th inning, when three straight singles loaded the bases with nobody out and Michael Cuddyer at the plate--with Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez to follow. The Rockies were down five at the time, but one could almost feel some Coors Field magic in the air...except Cuddyer grounded into a double play and killed the rally. One run scored. Game over, essentially.

Further exacerbating the bad vibes from this one, Cargo exited early due to a flare-up of his injured finger. This isn't the one that sabotaged his 2013, it's the one that he hurt earlier this year. Frankly, I don't know which is worse.

At the end of the day this was just a bummer all around. The Rockies still have an opportunity to win the series tomorrow and climb back to within two games of the Giants.


Source: FanGraphs

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Purple Row

You must be a member of Purple Row to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Purple Row. You should read them.

Join Purple Row

You must be a member of Purple Row to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Purple Row. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker