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San Francisco Giants 9, Colorado Rockies 4: Jon Gray has a bad day

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Some bad pitching, bad defense and bad luck conspired to hand the Rockies a loss in San Francisco.

The Colorado Rockies snapped a short two-game winning streak, dropping a 9-4 decision to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon. The Rockies were not sharp in any facet of the game, with pitchers allowing 17 hits, the defense botching several plays, though none were actually charged as errors, and half of the Rockies runs scoring on double plays in a loss that dropped them to 25-21, a game back of Arizona in the NL West.

Jon Gray and the BABIP Dragon

For the second straight start, Rockies pitcher Jon Gray had a rough outing. He pitched just 3 23 innings, allowing five runs, all earned, on nine hits with a walk and four strikeouts. That said, just three of the nine hits allowed by Gray on Saturday came on balls that would qualify has “hard-hit.” The outing raised the BABIP against Gray this season to a staggering .373, nearly 20 points higher than the highest mark for any pitcher in a full season in the last 20 years. That is something that will almost certainly regress for Gray at some point, which will help bring his other numbers more in line with what Rockies fans have come to expect.

Looking Ahead

The Rockies will look to win the series tomorrow with Tyler Anderson taking the mound against the Giants’ Ty Blach. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. Mountain time.