Monday, September 3, 2018

Game Wrap 9/3/2018: Rockies 9 Giants 8

What a difference a ballpark makes....or not!  The Giants and Rockies played a Coors Field Special with the Giants clawing back from a 7-2 deficit to take an 8-7 lead in the 8'th inning only to give up 2 more runs to the Rockies in the bottom of the inning to end up with another loss.  Key Lines:

Evan Longoria 3B- 1 for 4, 3B, SF.  BA- .244.  Longoria drove in the Giants 2'nd run with a SF then hit a 2-out, 2-run triple in the 7'th to get the Giants within 2 at 7-5.

Gorkys Hernandez CF- 1 for 3, HR(14), HBP.  BA= 246.  Gorkys created the Giants first run with a solo HR to LF, then started the 8'th inning really when he got hit on the left hand with a pitch which appeared to cause him a great deal of pain.  He then scored ahead of Alen Hanson's 2-run PH rocket into the RF bleachers to tie the game at 7.  We'll hope Gorkys' hand is OK so he can finish out the best season of his career.

Alen Hanson 2B- 1 for 1, HR(7).  BA= .264.  Hanson PH for Kelby Tomlinson against the RHP Seung-Hwan Oh and drilled the game tying HR into the bleachers in RF.  Hanson's overall numbers have been dropping as he was hitting just .133 in his last 7 games coming in and .176 over his last 15, but he can still win games for you in other ways and his bat sure came to life in this AB.

Chris Shaw PH- 1 for 1, HR(1).  BA= .143.  Chris Shaw had a rough game Sunday in front of his extended family.  His mom and GF followed him to Coors Field and he made the trip worth it with a monster shot into the R-CF bleachers, 463 ft away from Home Plate.  I think Kuip said that was the longest HR by a Giant this season.  Swing was short, compact and quick to the ball.  Hopefully this is just one of many in a long career for Chris. The dinger briefly gave the Giants an 8-7 lead, but Coors Field.....

Madison Bumgarner LHP- 5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.07.  We'll chalk this one up to Coors Field, the bad mojo that goes with it and Trevor Story.  Bummy gave up the first 4 runs before he recorded an out in the first inning with Trevor Story driving in the last 2 with a long tater to LF.  Then, in the 5'th, Bummy got a perfect GIDP grounder out of Nolan Arenado which should have gotten him out of the inning.  That's when the mojo struck and the 2B ump blocked Kelby Tomlinson's view of the ball and it skipped right past him for a single to put runners on 1'st and 3'rd for, you guessed it, Trevor Story to hit a 3-run jack and make it 7-2.


Young Dereck Rodriguez sees if he has better luck in Coors Field that other pitchers tomorrow night facing German Marquez.


  1. Watson had 2nd and 3rd with 1 out and a RHH up with two lefties following. Gave up the single then got the lefties. How did they not walk the righty?

    1. Maybe because his L-R splits are almost exactly the same? I can see an argument for wanting a force at every and a GIDP opportunity to get out of the inning.