Giants continue dominance of Rockies with shutout

September 27, 2011 | 11:06 pm | 3  

The Colorado Rockies went quietly Tuesday in their second to last game of the season, a 7-0 shutout by the San Francisco Giants, who have won 13 of 17 games against the Rockies in 2011.

Starting pitcher Alex White again struggled, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks and throwing three wild pitches in four innings. Reliever Esmil Rogers was responsible for the other four Giants runs in two innings of work, the final two runs scoring in the seventh inning when Conor Gillaspie was able to stretch a triple into the right-center gap into an inside-the-park home run despite falling going around third base.

Rockies hitters produced little off Giants starter Madison Bumgarner. The Rockies put the first two runners on in the second inning with a Kevin Kouzmanoff double and Jordan Pacheco single, but three consecutive strikeouts by Ty Wigginton, Wilin Rosario and Tommy Field — the last two looking — ended their only threat of the night. The Rockies put just two more runners on base in the game — Chris Iannetta, who was hit with a pitch to start the sixth inning, and Mark Ellis who singled with one out in the ninth.

The Rockies also made two errors, a fielding error by White and a throwing error by Rosario.



  • dave in bayfield | September 27, 2011 | 11:10 pm

    Well, if the Cubs can hang on against the Pads, I think we can clinch fourth-place in the division.

  • Bob in WV | September 28, 2011 | 3:59 am

    I started mid-February with a huge Rockies addiction. I’m over that now, but I guess I’m still addicted to this website. Articles and summaries are very good, but the insight of the discussion group is great and keeps bringing me back. 5:55AM here in the East, and only another 13 hours or so until we can get this miserable season behind us. I don’t think I’ve ever been so disappointed in a team ever…and that comes from a guy who spent his childhood in the woeful city of Philadelphia with all those losing teams in the 60′s.

    Great to see the Cards and Rays comebacks though. Hoping they complete the journey tonight. Most interesting baseball I’ve watched all season (April excluded).

  • miketober | September 28, 2011 | 7:10 am

    I agree Bob. Baseball in general is very exciting right now, and the Rockies are in no way associated with that excitement. What impresses me is that Baltimore and Houston are hanging tough, playing up to teams in the chase. The Rockies would have justforfeited if they had the Braves or Cards right now. I predicted 72-90 several monthe ago, and it looks like my nightmare is going to come true.