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Rockies 11, Giants 4: Offense erupts as the bullpen holds at home

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This one wasn’t a blowout the whole way

The Colorado Rockies made it 12 out of their last 13 against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field with another win on Tuesday night. This one came on the strength of a big night from the offense and the bullpen holding up in key spots en route to an 11-4 win.

The Rockies offense was really good

Every player who strode up to the plate got a hit. Be they a frustrating player or a player we wish we saw more, they got a hit. Nolan Arenado had a pair of doubles, Ian Desmond had two more hits, and Chris Iannetta had a pair of hits as he continues to play better. The only home run for Colorado came off the bench from David Dahl on a beautiful opposite field drive. Ryan McMahon also drove one the other way in this game for a double. Hashtag play the kids.

What was especially encouraging was the team’s ability to do damage with two outs. In one case they had that opportunity because of another trend in this series.

The Giants defense was really bad

Poor Kelby Tomlinson. He had three more errors tonight as the Giants had four as a team. One of those errors led to a three-run, two-out rally for the Rockies in the fourth inning. It’s great to see the Rockies take advantage of those opportunities, and it will be great if we get to see Pablo Sandoval at second base tomorrow.

Key moment - Scott Oberg holds it down

The sixth inning saw Kyle Freeland’s exit and a 6-1 lead shrinking to 6-3 with the tying run at the plate and one out. All of a sudden short on bullpen options, Bud Black turned to the recently recalled Oberg. He got a lineout and a grounder to end the threat, holding the lead and giving the Rockies a chance to pull away later.

Looking ahead

Colorad goes for the sweep on Wednesday with Jon Gray on the mound against Derek Holland for the Giants.