The Rockies sweep the Giants! The Rockies sweep the Giants! The Rockies sweep the Giants!
The phenomenal Colorado Rockies defense whose new nickname has been at the center of much fun around these parts and now even on the ROOT Sports broadcast, was on full display in a 4-2 victory that kept the Rockies undefeated (6-0) on the road in 2015.
In the first inning, Nolan Arenado got the Rockies on the board when he hit a three-run home run on an 0-2 slider that wasn't even a strike, and that would end up being all the Rockies would need.
DJ LeMahieu extended his hitting streak and just straight up scorching start with two more hits, the only Rockie with a multi-hit day.
Tyler Matzek struggled with command early, giving up a run in the first inning, but rebounded with ferocity to pitch a full six innings and not allowing any further damage.
He only struck out three batters, but the Coors Shield protected him in situations of volatility. Justin Morneau made a spectacular diving play, and (who else?) Arenado and DJ LeMahieu turned a difficult double play that likely prevented a run from scoring later in the inning.
Boone Logan did allow a no-doubter home run to Matt Duffy, the first of his career. The blast brought the Giants to within two.
But Adam Ottavino is quickly becoming a feared force and swiftly dealt with the Giants in the ninth, only allowing one ball in play. He struck out five of the six Giants he faced in the series.
How sweep it is.
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