Giants vs. Rockies, MLB Scores: Giants Second Walk Off Win in a Row Leads to 3-2 Victory Over Rockies

Another chilly windy night at AT&T Park, another San Francisco Giants walk off victory.

Mike Fontenot atoned for an early error in tonight’s game with a walk off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to earn the Giants a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. It was the second night in a row the Giants walked off on the Rox, and now sit only two games behind them in the NL West.

Madison Bumgarner pitched well this evening, lasting for 6 innings with 5 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. The two runs against him came in the seventh off a Todd Helton 2 run single and had an unfortunate throwing error in that inning as well, but besides that was stellar in his outing; just not stellar enough to get his first win of the year. Brain Wilson (W 2-1) got his second win in as many nights with his ninth inning appearance, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout.

The rest of the Giants offense came from a Buster Posey RBI groundout in the first and a Freddy Sanchez RBI double in the fifth. Freddy finished the night 3-5, Aaron Rowand was 2-4, while Aubrey Huff was 1-4 with a double. Slumping Miguel Tejada made it two straight games with a hit now with a single in the eighth.

Esmil Rodgers was schedule to start for the Rockies, but was a late scratch with back issues, opening the door for Clayton Mortensen’s first start of the season. He went for 6 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts. Felipe Paulino (L 0-3) was tabbed for the loss for the second night in a row for Colorado.

With the win the Giants move to 17-16 on the year, winners of 4 of their last 5. Full box score can be found here.

San Francisco will be looking to sweep the Rockies tomorrow as Ryan Vogelsong (1-0 4.40 ERA) is set to take on Jorge De La Rosa (4-0 2.92 ERA) for the Rox. First pitch is set for 1:05 PT tomorrow afternoon and can be found on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM. And don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day!

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

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