The Rockies beat the Giants 6-3 in major part to David Dahl and Garrett Hampson. In the third inning, Hampson became the first Rockies starting shortstop to record a hit since Trevor Story went down with his thumb injury a week ago. Hampson also had a double in the seventh that was knocked in by Dahl.
Better call Dahl
Speaking of David Dahl, you could say that it was David Dahl 5 (+ Tony Wolters 1 on a sacrifice in the fourth), San Francisco Giants 3. Jeff Samardzija was perfect in his first two innings of work, but unraveled in the third. He first walked Tony Wolters, who started 0-2 and worked a walk. German Márquez then sacrificed him over to second and Hampson got his first hit of the night. Hampson stole second, which allowed Charlie Blackmon to load the bases on his subsequent walk. David Dahl also began 0-2, but worked Samardzija to a 3-2 count before hitting the grand slam. This was Dahl’s second career grand slam and the Rockies’ first ever slam in San Francisco. Dahl wasn’t done though, as he knocked in Garrett Hampson in the seventh inning to give himself a career high five RBI. Almost one year ago exactly, DJ LeMahieu also knocked in five runs in San Francisco, the only two Rockies to achieve the feat.
Márquez not sharp
The last time German Márquez pitched in San Francisco, he pitched a complete game one-hitter. Today, he wasn’t quite as sharp. Márquez gave up seven hits total, six of which went for extra bases. The first inning in particular was challenging, when he committed an error that was knocked in on a double by Pablo Sandoval. A wild pitch then moved Sandoval over, who was then knocked in by an Alex Dickerson double. Dickerson was moved over by Vogt, but was ultimately caught trying to steal home. That single was the only non-extra base hit for Márquez.
The Rockies return home for a four game set against the Dodgers. Tomorrow it’s a battle of the youngsters as Peter Lambert goes toe-to-toe with Walker Buehler. First pitch is at 6:40pm MT.