The Rockies lost to the Giants 11-8 Wednesday afternoon, which wasn’t as close as the score suggests on account of a three run ninth inning for the Rockies. The loss completed an awful four game sweep at the hands of the Giants — the supposed weakest team in the National League West. Instead, the Rockies are now 46-50, losers of 11 of their last 13 games, and a game behind the Giants in the standings. If the Padres beat the Marlins tonight, the Rockies will have sole possession of last place in the NL West.
Jon Gray has rough start
The Rockies really needed a good start from Jon Gray today. There were some glimpses, though it didn’t start well. Gray allowed three runs in the first inning to put the Rockies down early. The offense scored two in the second and two in the fourth to give the Rockies the lead, and Gray did in fact keep the Giants scoreless in the second, third, and fourth innings. He seemed to have settled in a bit.
But in the fifth inning Gray missed a spot to Stephen Vogt, who hit a two run home run to give the Giants the lead. The Rockies tied it up in the bottom of the fifth. Then, in the sixth inning, Gray flat out hung a curveball to Donavan Solano, which gave the Giants the lead again.
So in all Gray gave up six runs in 5 1⁄3 innings. He walked three, struck out three, and allowed two home runs. The Rockies needed a good start from Jon Gray today, and they did not get it.
The Rockies had some positive developments on offense. Trevor Story and Ryan McMahon in particular had good days. Story had a double, a triple, and a long ninth inning home run, and McMahon hit a double and a home run, which at the time gave the Rockies the lead.
Brendan Rodgers has been moved to the 60-day IL, and his season is likely over. McMahon’s going to be the guy at second base, and if the Rockies are going to turn things around, they’ll need his bat.
David Dahl departs early
In the first inning, David Dahl fouled a ball off of his foot. He ended up walking and stayed in the game, but the Rockies removed him soon after. The official word is that he suffered a left foot contusion.
The Rockies don’t play Thursday and begin a tough 10-game road trip on Friday. Their first stop will be in New York, where they’ll play the Yankees for three