Chacin pitches well but Rockies lose again to Giants
pitched well in his final start of the season, but the Colorado Rockies’ troubles with the San Francisco Giants continued with a 3-1 loss.
The Rockies have lost six straight games to the Giants. They are 4-12 against the Giants this season and 1-6 at AT&T Park. The Giants have never won 13 games from the Rockies in a season; they also won 12 games from the Rockies in 2003 (12-7).
The Rockies have three one-run losses, two two-run losses and one three-run loss at AT&T Park where their lone win was by one run and where they have allowed just 19 runs in seven games but have scored only 10.
Chacin finished the season with a 3.62 ERA but lost his fourth straight start and ended up 11-14. He pitched seven innings for the first time in five starts since Aug. 22 and got 13 outs on ground balls but gave up two runs with two out in the third.
That’s when pitcher Ryan Vogelsong singled off the glove of first basemanand Andres Torres walked on a close pitch. Mike Fontenot tripled both runners home.
Vogelsong, who is 13-7 with a 2.71 ERA, held the Rockies scoreless for seven innings. The Rockies scored in the eighth on‘ bloop single with two out. led the inning off with a single against Sergio Romo, who then struck out and pinch-hitter before . singled. Ellis stole second after his run-scoring hit but was stranded there when struck out.
relieved Chacin and walked the first two batters he faced in the eighth. The Giants scored without benefit of a hit when Pedro Sandoval sacrificed, and Brett Pill hit a sacrifice fly.
Chacin’s previous start was a 2-1 loss to the Padres on Sept. 20. In his final two starts of the season, Chacin had a 2.08 ERA, allowing four runs, three earned, in 13 innings.
led off the seventh with a double. But when Pacheco followed with a grounder to shortstop, Smith, with the play in front of him, made a bad decision. He broke for third and was thrown out. then grounded into a 3-6-1 double play.
The Rockies had runners on second and third with one out in the first and came up empty when Smith struck out and Pacheco hitting a looping liner to third.