After last night’s 16-inning win, the Rockies were unable to capitalize and went quietly into the San Francisco night. They were held scoreless until the seventh inning, when a double error allowed Josh Fuentes to score.
No clutch hits tonight
The Rockies had lead off baserunners in four of the first five innings, and seven out of the nine total innings. However, they went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. The run they scored came in the seventh when a few different things happened.
Josh Fuentes hit a single to lead off the inning. Tony Wolters was then hit by a pitch, which moved Fuentes to second. Yonder Alonso hit into a fielder’s choice and Wolters was out at second after a scary collision with the Giants’ second baseman Mauricio Dubon. Hampson struck out and then Tapia hit right at the shortstop, but a pair of errors by the pair of Brandons allowed Fuentes to come home. Fuentes and Garrett Hampson were the only Rockies to have multiple hits.
Melville held his own
Tim Melville made his eighth start of the season and pitched five innings. He gave up four hits and one earned run, but struck out two and walked two. Luckily none of those walks came around to score. He recorded eight ground ball outs on 75 pitches in what is most likely his final start of the season. We’ll see if #MelvilleMania lives on in 2020!
In a game that seemed to be destined for extras again, it was DJ Johnson who prevented that from happening. He gave up a walk-off home run to Jaylin Davis, his first MLB home run, to end the game at 2-1 in the ninth.
Rubber match tomorrow! Kyle Freeland will take the mound against righty Tyler Beede at 1:45pm MT.