National League Game Summary - Colorado at San Francisco|
(Monday, May 14th)
Final Score: San Francisco 3, Colorado 2
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Brett Pill drove in the decisive run in
the bottom of the eighth inning as the San Francisco Giants knocked off the
Colorado Rockies, 3-2, in the opener of a two-game set at AT&T Park.
Gregor Blanco finished 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and a solo homer and
Buster Posey added an RBI single among his two hits for the Giants, who have
won three straight games.
"It's great to see the club playing a lot better here the last three days,"
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
Sergio Romo (2-0) earned the win after recording the final out in the eighth
and Santiago Casilla allowed a run in the ninth, but recovered to secure his
eighth save of the year.
Wilin Rosario slugged a solo home run and Marco Scutaro plated the other
run on an error by Giants third baseman Joaquin Arias for Colorado, which has
lost four in a row.
Rex Brothers (1-2) was tagged with the loss after allowing Blanco to reach
with an infield single in the eighth before scoring the go-ahead run.
With the game tied at one, the Giants took the lead for good in the eighth.
Blanco beat out an infield single to start the inning and was able to get to
third when Arias dropped a bunt down the first base line and reached on a
throwing error by Rosario.
After Melky Cabrera flied out to left, Posey picked up his teammate by
stroking a single up the middle to bring home Blanco and give the Giants a 2-1
lead. Following a flyout by Angel Pagan, Pill served a single through the hole
and into left to score Arias.
In the ninth, Casilla allowed a one-out single to Jonathan Herrera and walked
pinch-hitter Jason Giambi. Scutaro then sent a hard ground ball to third that
squeezed through the legs of Arias and allowed Herrera to score. Casilla
bounced back and fanned Dexter Fowler before inducing the game-ending
groundout from Chris Nelson with the bases loaded.
"You can't be disappointed with this effort. You're disappointed with the
outcome because we played a good ball game," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said.
Earlier, the Rockies broke a scoreless tie in the fourth when Rosario led off
the inning by blasting a slider from Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong over the
wall in left field for his fifth longball of the season and a 1-0 lead.
San Francisco threatened in the fifth when Pill beat out an infield single
with one down and Brandon Crawford slapped a base hit into right field two
batters later to put runners on first and second with two down. But Rockies
starter Christian Friedrich got Vogelsong swinging to end the inning.
The Giants evened the game at one in the sixth when Blanco led off the frame
by sending a fastball from Friedrich into the right-field bleachers for just
his third career home run.
San Francisco kicked off a seven-game, three-team homestand on Monday. The
Giants will also face St. Louis and Oakland during their stay at AT&T
Park...Monday marked the 100th consecutive home sellout for the
Giants...Cabrera (0-for-4) had his 11-game hitting streak snapped...San
Francisco has won 10 of its last 12 home games against Colorado...Vogelsong
gave up one run on three hits and five walks while fanning three in seven
innings...Friedrich allowed one run on six hits and a walk while striking out
10 over seven frames.
05/15 03:00:43 ET