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With both Tyler Anderson and Jon Gray failing to get deep into the game in the first two of the series, Tyler Chatwood came to the rescue with an absolute gem of a game. Chatwood took a perfect game into the sixth inning before allowing a single, but that would be only one of two hits Chatwood allowed through nine innings.
The Rockies offense also tallied over ten hits for the first time since the second game of the year. They got only five runs from those hits, but it was four more than they needed to come out with a win. The win also gave the Rockies a split series no matter what.
The Rockies started their scoring off with a third inning home run from Nolan Arenado. They then got three more runs in the fourth. Singles by Reynolds and Cardullo put two on and then Dustin Garneau drove one run in with a double. Charlie Blackmon then singled in two more and the Rockies lead by a score of 4-0. Cardullo drove in a run in the fifth inning to cap off the scoring for the game.
It is obviously good to see the offense get rolling, but Tyler Chatwood putting up the early start of the year was awesome to see. He dominated all day long and induced ground ball after ground ball. The Giants never even threatened to score and that will hopefully give some momentum into the finale for the Rockies to win the series.
Antonio Senzatela will start for the finale against Jeff Samardzija. The Rockies have not had great success against “Shark” in the past, but he is not off to a great start this year and is hopefully low on confidence.