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In a game that looked like it would be a hit fest after the first inning and a half, the Rockies came out with a 4-3 win. All seven runs were scored in the first two innings with both the Giants and the Rockies scoring three apiece in the first inning. After that, both Jeff Samardzija and Antonio Senzatela settled in and really cruised through the game. Both pitchers went seven innings with Senzatela facing one extra batter in the eight before being removed.
With a game that very well could have been postponed or delayed, the Rockies were happy to play and go into their off day with another series win. The game started with a bang as Charlie Blackmon lifted a ball to center field that left for a solo homer. Following that were a couple more hits, a single by LeMahieu and a double by Cargo, to put men on for birthday boy Nolan Arenado. Nolan then doubled to left-center to score two and give the Rockies the early lead.
The lead lasted not even to the bottom of the first as the Giants retaliated immediately. A run scoring triple and a couple of sac flys drove in the runs for San Fran and just like that the game was back to a tie score. The Rockies would score one more run in the second to retake the lead, but after that both pitchers found a groove.
Bud Black looked as though he may let Antonio take the eighth inning, but after a quick single, he was pulled and Mike Dunn entered the game. Dunn struck out both lefties he faced before giving way to Ottavino who got Hunter Pence to fly out to right.
With a 4-3 lead, Greg Holland came on for the save to try and seal the game and series win. Holland had to throw only five pitches, getting both Brandon Crawford and Eduardo Nunez to swing on the first pitch, to earn his seventh save of the year. Holland has yet to allow a run in seven appearances and has absolutely solidified his role as closer and shown why he was once the most dominant reliever in the game only a few years ago.
The Rockies finally get an off day on Monday before heading down to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers for a quick two game set. They then get another off day on Thursday which means they can go with a four man staff for the whole week without any trouble, but their should be a move or decision for who will fill in for Jon Gray now that he is on the DL.