The real Rockies haven’t played a Fourth of July game since 2018 when they beat the San Francisco Giants, 1-0. And last year, the Rox, oddly enough, had the federal holiday off. However, with this years’ season being a little different than usual, the Rockies defeated the Giants again on Independence Day but in the simulated version of baseball.
Chi Chi Gonzalez picked up his third win this season after pitching six innings and holding the Giants off to one run that he gave up in the second inning. The Rockies took control of the game in their half of the third, thanks to a three-run blast to center off the bat of Trevor Story. The shortstop’s offensive work didn’t stop there, though. In the eighth inning, Story drilled a second home run to center to add an insurance run and give Colorado the win, 4-1.
Story’s offensive onslaught Saturday (2 H, 2 R, 4 RBIs) rounds his batting average up to .261 with 23 home runs and 55 RBIs on the simulated season.
The Rockies and Giants finish their series on Sunday with German Marquez (6-7, 6.23) and Johnny Cueto (7-4, 4.09) on the hill. There will not be a broadcast of the game, but a game recap will be posted on Purple Row!