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San Francisco Giants 7, Colorado Rockies 4: Rockies blow early lead, drop series finale

Nolan Arenado’s first-inning homer was not a sign of things to come in a Rockies loss.

The Colorado Rockies could not make an early lead stand up as they snapped their three-game winning streak with a 7-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Despite leading 3-0 after an inning, another ugly start from Jon Gray and a near-complete power outage on offense meant the Rockies were unable to extend their lead in the NL West.

The Rockies had just four hits after the second inning and replicated Arizona’s performance earlier in the day against Cincinnati, losing by the exact same score after leading early against a below .500 team.


Like an overcast sky, this was the unpleasant kind of Gray day. Rockies starter Jon Gray got roughed up in his fourth straight outing, needing 91 pitches to get through just 3 13 innings, allowing four runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts. In those four outings, Gray has a 9.33 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in just 18 13 innings. His season ERA now sits at a whopping 5.68.

Nolan Being Nolan

Despite the loss, Nolan Arenado still managed to be his usual, standout self. He got the Rockies on the board with a three-run home run in the first, his 11th of the season. Later in the game, he made a fantastic, bare-handed play to retire Mac Williamson on a slow roller. Just another day for the Rockies third baseman.

Looking Ahead

The Rockies have a day off Thursday before starting their final series of the homestand, a three-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tyler Anderson gets the start for the Rockies on Friday against Alex Wood. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. Mountain time.