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The offense finally showed up and it came in a big way, as the Giants scored six of their own runs in what surely would have been a loss over the last two weeks. With 13 hits and nine runs of their own, Colorado was able to pick up the bullpen for a series win.
This was a game in which the Rockies used nine pitchers and had a starter that only went three innings. It was not expected for Chatwood to get good length as he has been in the bullpen, but three innings is still pretty bad. Chatty walked three and allowed four hits, but he also got two double plays to keep any runs from scoring.
After Chatwood, Chris Rusin went 1.2 innings and started the revolving door that would be the Rockies pitchers. Rusin allowed a run and set the Giants off. Antonio Senzatela would give up two runs in his 1.1 innings and Jake McGee struggled the most allowing three runs in .2 innings. Despite those three pitchers struggling, every other pitcher kept the Giants from even recording hit or reaching base.
Luckily for the three pitchers that gave up runs, the offense was really solid going 5-12 with RISP and leaving only six runners on. The scoring started in the first inning after Parra drove a run in on a single. The Rockies would score another run in the fourth on a Trevor Story solo shot.
The Rockies started to explode in the sixth when they got three doubles and two singles in the inning to four runs in the inning. In the seventh, the Rockies got another run from a Parra single to take a 7-3 lead.
The Giants came storming back to score three runs in the eighth, but the Rockies retaliated with a couple more RBI doubles. The game saw the Rockies hit five doubles and hit a home run, meaning nearly half their hits were XBH.
The Rockies go for the sweep on Wednesday with Kyle Freeland on the mound and some confidence. While they seem to be slipping away from the number one wild card spot, they can still extend their lead over the Brewers to hopefully give themselves a little cushion.