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.
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