Rockies Avoid Sweep With 10-2 Drubbing of Giants

The San Francisco Giants have taken two of the first three games with the Colorado Rockies and will be looking for the series sweep tomorrow. For more on this series and the team in general, go to McCovey Chronicles, SB Nation's San Francisco Giants blog.

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Giants vs. Rockies MLB Series Recap: San Francisco Makes Early Statement Against NL West Leading Colorado

In frustrating, but seemingly tradition-fulfilling San Francisco Giants fashion, they avoided winning yet another game three, which would have been the icing on the cake after two very strong, dominating outings in the first two games of the series. The 10-2 loss on Wednesday doesn't invalidate the first two wins or anything of that nature, especially because the Giants won so handily in the other two games, outings that were 6-3 and 8-1 wins, respectively. Still, dropping two possible sweeps in subsequent series' is always disheartening.

Giants Pitcher of the Series: Tim Lincecum - He had a no-hitter going through most of game one, and finished with 7.2 innings pitched, giving up three hits and one run with three walks while striking out an impressive ten batters. Lincecum is on so far, and that's a good sign for the Giants.

Giants Hitter of the Series: Freddy Sanchez - Great this series, with a huge homerun, a couple of RBI and four hits. Freddy has been coming up big lately, and deserves this honor.

Stat of the Series: Esmil Rogers' outing in game one: he pitched three innings, gave up six hits and eight runs, walking two and only striking out three. He allowed three home runs. Absolutely brutal.

Upcoming Schedule: The Giants head back home to host the Atlanta Braves for a three-game set and then will be setting off for a 10-game road trip in series' against the Pirates, Nationals and Mets.

Series Results:

Monday: Giants 8-1
WP: Tim Lincecum (2-1)
LP: Esmil Rogers (2-1)

Tuesday: Giants 6-3
WP: Jonathan Sanchez (2-1)
SV: Brian Wilson (5)
LP: Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1)

Wednesday: Rockies 10-2
WP: Jorge De La Rosa (3-0)
LP: Matt Cain (2-1)

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Giants vs. Rockies, MLB Scores: Rockies Avoid Sweep With 10-2 Drubbing of Giants

The San Francisco Giants were looking for the sweep against the Colorado Rockies this afternoon, but by the time the game was over, the G-Men were looking to get out of dodge and in a hurry. The Rocks offense exploded today for 10 runs, 6 of them off of Matt Cain, taking out the defending champs 10-2 at Coors Field.

Cain (L 2-1) lasted for only 4.2 innings today after giving up 9 hits, 6 earned runs, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Most of the damage Cain suffered was in the second in a seemingly never-ending inning that saw a Seth Smith RBI single and a Ty Wigginton 3 run homer. He threw 100 pitches in the short start, but consdiering Matt went through some long innings, it could have been worse. Dan Runzler gave up another 2 runs in his 1.2 innings, and Guillermo Mota gave up a Ryan Spillborghs homer in the 7th. The Rockies had 13 hits in all for the day.

As for the Giants offense, it consisted of Buster Posey in the form of an RBI single in the first and a RBI groundout in the sixth. Freddy Sanchez went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored while Aaron Rowand was 1-4 with a double and a run scored.

Jorge De La Rosa (W 3-0) remained undefeated on the season, going for 7 innings with 4 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts.

Full box score can be found here.

The Giants will have an off day tomorrow, then will host the Atlanta Braves for a three game set over the weekend. Friday will have lefty Madison Bumgarner (2-0 2.18 ERA) facing off with the Braves righty Tommy Hanson (1-3 3.86 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:15 PT and can be seen on NBC Bay Area, and heard on KNBR 680 AM.

For more discussion and analysis of the Black and Orange, head over to McCovey Chronicles to get in on the action.

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Giants Vs. Rockies, MLB Schedule Preview: Giants Looking For Sweet at Coors Field

The San Francisco Giants have started to get a on a roll here in late April, winning 9 of their last 12. Now they will be looking to earn a sweep today against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field despite them being one of the hottest teams in basebal;.

The first two games in the series the Giants used a combination of the long ball, big first innings, and quality starting pitching to cool the NL West leaders down. Jonathan Sanchez and Tim Lincecum each held the Rockies to 4 hits or less, and their dynamic duo of Carlos Gonzales and Troy Tulowitzki are a combined 1-14 over the last two games. There’s albo been 5 different Giants that have gone yard over the past two days, they must like playing at Coors.

Matt Cain (2-0 1.42 ERA) will be on the mound today to take on Jorge De La Rosa (2-0 3.18 ERA) in a battle of undefeated pitchers in the low altitude in Denver. Hopefully Cain can continue his dominance and keep the Rockies dormant for the third straight game.

First pitch is set for 12:10 PT and can be seen on CSN Bay Area and heard on KNBR 680 AM.

For more discussion and analysis of the Black & Orange, head over to McCovey Chronicles to get your fix.

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Giants vs. Rockies, MLB Scores: Giants Jump Out to Early Lead, Take Down Rockies 6-3

For the second night in a row the San Francisco Giants had a big first inning against the Colorado Rockies, but this time it was against Ublado Jimenez. The Giants scored 4 runs in the first off Colorado’s ace, including a 3 run jack by Pablo Sandoval to take out the NL West leaders for the second time in two nights by a score of 6-3.

Aside from Pablo’s 5th home run of the year, Buster Posey had an RBI single in the first, and Aubrey Huff hit his second bomb of the year in the 7th. Mike Fontenot was on base three times tonight with a triple and two walks, and Pat Burrell was 2-4 with two singles. Aaron Rowand took a pitch to his forearm in the first, causing a contusion, and was pulled for Darren Ford in the second. Ford was 0-2, but had a walk, a stolen base and a run.

Jonathan Sanchez (W 2-1) had a great night on the mound for the G-Men, going for 6.1 innings with only 2 hits, 3 runs, 4 walks, and 4 strikeouts. The first hit, a double by Dexter Fowler, bounced out of Nate Schierholtz’s glove in right field and probably should have been caught. Ramon Ramirez pitched 0.2 innings, giving up a hit and a 2 RBI double to Dexter Fowler (charged to Sanchez), Javy Lopez pitched a perfect 8th inning, while Brain Wilson came in for his 5th save of the season in the 9th.

Ublado Jimenez (L 0-1) looked a bit rusty in his first start since his time on the DL, going 5 innings with 6 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, and six strikeouts. He had 92 pitches in those 5 innings of work, far too many for such a short outing. Dexter Fowler was 2-4 with 2 RBI, Ty Wigginton was 1-2, while the rest of the Rocks went hitless.

Full box score can be found here.

With the win the Giants move to 10-7 on the season and have won 4 of their last 5. The Giants will look for the sweep in their third and final game with the Rox tomorrow with first pitch set for 12:10 PT. Matt Cain (2-0 1.42 ERA) will be on the mound to face Jorge De La Rosa (2-0 3.18 ERA). You can catch the game on CSN Bay Area or KNBR 680 AM.

For more discussion and analysis or everything Black and Orange, head over to McCovey Chronicles to get in on the action.

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Giants vs. Rockies, MLB Scores: Giants Trounce Rockies 8-1 Behind Three Giant Home Runs

The San Francisco Giants were in Denver looking to gain ground in the division, and began their 3 game series with the Colorado Rockies with a serious bang. The G-Men absolutely dominated the Rox tonight, knocking off the NL West leaders by a score of 8-1. The Giants jumped all over Colorado’s starter Esmil Rodgers (L 2-1) early in the game, knocking him out after three innings of work, giving Tim Lincecum more than enough room to work with.

Aubrey Huff’s RBI single started the scoring frenzy in the first, followed by a 3 run jack by Pat Burrell to make it 4-0. Than Nate Schierholtz, who got the start tonight in RF as Brandon Belt sat the bench, blasted an absolute moon shot to the upper deck in Coors Field to make it 5-0 after one inning. Only 31 homers have ever made it to that part of the park in Denver, with 3 of them at the hands of Giants. Barry Bonds had the other two, but Nate’s 467-foot shot was longer than any Bonds ever hit there. Nate finished 3-4 for the night.

Freddy Sanchez kept it rolling in the second with a solo shot to right field, followed by an RBI single from Nate Schierholtz in the third and a Miguel Tejada sacrifice fly made it 8-0 Giants.

Tim Lincecum (W 2-1) was dealing on the mound this evening, not allowing a hit through 6.2 innings of work until giving up a single to Carlos Gonzales. Timmy lasted for 7.2 innings allowing 3 hits, one run, 3 walks, and 10 strikeouts. It marked the 28th time in Timmy’s career that he had 10+ strikeouts in a game, tying the mark set by Giants legend Christy Mathewson in 1903-1905. Ryan Vogelsong made his first appearance since being called up, finishing off the last 1.1 innings scoreless

Full box score can be found here.

The Giants will have their second game of the series tomorrow with Jonathan Sanchez (1-1 3.24 ERA) on the mound to take on Ubaldo Jimenez (0-0 7.50 ERA) in his first start after his stint on the DL. First pitch is at 5:40 PT and can be seen on CSN Bay Area and heard on KNBR 680.

For more discussion and analysis of the San Francisco Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles to get your fix.

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