Final Score: Colorado 3, San Francisco 0
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Tyler Chatwood and three other pitchers
combined on a three-hit shutout as the Colorado Rockies took a 3-0 win over
the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game series.
Chatwood (2-2) gave up three hits and two walks while striking out two over
five innings for the Rockies, who have won three of their last four. Adam
Ottavino pitched two innings, Matt Belisle went 1-2-3 in the eighth and Rafael
Betancourt worked a perfect ninth for his 20th save of the season.
"I think what we got was a glimpse of what this potentially can look like if
we get him to the point where he gains consistent command," Rockies manager
Jim Tracy said of Chatwood.
Dexter Fowler, Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson each drove in a run in the win.
Tim Lincecum (6-12) saw his two-start winning streak stopped as he gave up
three runs on six hits over seven innings for the Giants, who have dropped
their past two and fell into a tie with Los Angeles for first place in the NL
West. Brandon Crawford had two of the three hits.
"All of us are out there doing our best everyday," said Lincecum. "We just
couldn't get anything together tonight."
Colorado plated a run in the third. D.J. LeMahieu singled to start the inning
and moved to second on a sac bunt from Chatwood. After Eric Young walked, Josh
Rutledge hit into a fielder's choice that left runners at the corners and
Fowler singled home LeMahieu.
The fourth inning saw the Rockies take a 2-0 lead as Wilin Rosario doubled
with one out, moved to third on Jordan Pacheco's groundout and came home on a
Colvin singled to start the seventh, stole second, went to third on a LeMahieu
sac bunt and scored on Nelson's pinch-hit sac fly.
Meanwhile, the Giants couldn't get anything going at the plate.
Crawford's one-out single in the third was the first hit of the game for the
team and he was left at second when Angel Pagan grounded out to end the frame.
The Giants left men at first and third in the fifth after Lincecum struck out,
then stranded another man on base in the sixth.
With Ottavino on the mound to start the seventh, Brandon Belt and Ryan Theriot
walked with one out. That was it, though, as Crawford struck out and Buster
Posey, pinch-hitting for Lincecum, flied out to end the frame.
Belisle and Betancourt set the Giants down quietly in the final two innings.
San Francisco has won six of the nine games with Colorado this
season...Lincecum fell to 9-7 in 21 starts against Colorado...The Giants were
0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
08/11 02:38:39 ET
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