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Regular 2012 strikes back against Bizarro 2012 as strange road trip continues.


And we're back to reality.

The Rockies have ridden excellent pitching and just enough offense to three wins on this West coast road trip that's seemed more of a trip to Fantasy Island than one to Dodger Stadium and AT&T Park, but the Giants reminded the team and its fans of what life's been like in the real world with a 9-3 win on Saturday. Drew Pomeranz struggled and got rattled by mistakes (both his own and his defense's,) giving up four runs on six hits in just four innings, and then Josh Roenicke gave up four more in the next two, as the pitchers failed to put the brakes on any Giants rally.

The Rockies offense, meanwhile, was probably about as close to optimal as the team usually gets against Matt Cain, rapping out seven hits and a walk against the ace right hander, but scored only a pair of runs off of him, plus one more off of Brad Penny in the ninth. DJ LeMahieu scored both of the runs charged to Cain, and had a pair of hits off him, including an eighth inning home run. Eric Young Jr. also had two hits for the Rockies.

The two teams will play the rubber game in the series tomorrow, and should the magical leprechauns governing this trip grant the Rockies another win, we will see the first winning Rockies road trip since April 22-26, 2011, breaking a streak of 18 straight trips with a .500 or worse record.

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