The Sim Rockies’ three-game winning streak came to an end Saturday night at Oracle Park. The Sim Giants’ starting pitcher, Drew Smyly, threw a complete game and held off the Rockies’ offense to a mere three hits.
The Rockies only hope at scoring came in the bottom of the second — Ian Desmond hit a rocket to left but was robbed of a home run by outfielder, Austin Slater.
Kyle Freeland had the start for the Rockies, in which he gave up two of the Giants’ runs in six innings of work. In the fourth, Hunter Pence scored the first run on an RBI single by Wilmer Flores. Freeland’s second earned run came from a walk to Brandon Belt in a bases-loaded situation. The Giants’ final run was a solo shot off the bat of Pence, scoring his second run of the day.
The loss went to Freeland, and he now sits at 3-3 this season with a 2.79 ERA. His final line on the night was: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO. With a 24-33 win-loss record, the Sim Rockies are last in the NL West standings.
The Sim Rockies and Sim Giants will fight it out for the series on Sunday afternoon. Taking the mound for each team is Chi Chi Gonzalez (1-4, 5.26 ERA) and Kevin Guasman (3-3, 2.98 ERA). There will not be a broadcast of Sunday’s game, but a game recap will be posted here on Purple Row!