As a steady downpour delayed the start by 21 minutes, the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies were set for their second meeting of their three game series at AT&T Park. Madison Bumgarner and Jhoulys Chacin battled it out for the majority of the afternoon while Cody Ross homered on his boblehead day, but the Rockies managed to hang on for a 2-1 victory.
Madison Bumgarner (L 2-7) extended his streak of quality starts to eight in a row this afternoon, but still took the loss, his seventh of the year. Bumgarner last for seven full innings with only one earned run on seven hits with one walk and six strikeouts. The runs scored against Bummy came off a throwing error by Brandon Crawford in the fifth, allowing Troy Tulowitzki to score, and a Tulo RBI single in the sixth. Cody Ross’ homer in the sixth, his fifth of the year, gave the Giants some life heading into the last stretch of the game, as the crowd looked for some more AT&T magic.
Jeremy Affeldt pitched a scoreless eighth, followed with another by Ramon Ramirez in the ninth. The Giants couldn’t manage a come back, coming up short after Colorado’s Huston Street closed them out in the ninth, his 15th save of the year.
Jhoulys Chacin (W 6-4) struggled early with his command, but got into a groove that lasted for six innings, allowing four hits, one run, three walks and two strikeouts.
With the loss the Giants move to 32-36 on the year. Full box score can be found here.
The Giants will complete their series with the Rockies Sunday with Ryan Vogelsong (3-1 1.77 ERA) on the mound to face Jason Hammel (3-5 3.89 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
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