Greek Giant

The Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 10-7 in last night’s contest that saw their winning streak improve to 12 games over their Denver rivals. It’s an amazing streak and not one I thought I would ever see. It is impossible to explain from a rational point of view but I think it is fair to say it’s become a thaaaaaang and the Rockies are now seeing the Giants in their nightmares.

The Giants jumped out to a commanding 10-2 lead thanks to a four run third inning, two in the fourth and two in the sixth. Unfortunately, the Rockies answered back with a five-run spot in the bottom of the sixth inning to make it a ball game. A three-run lead in Coors Field is like a one-run lead in any other park.

Heroes at the Plate

Tommy LaStella started the ball game off hitting a towering home run on the second pitch of the game. It was his first hit of the year and it was impressive. He would end up with three hits on the night.

The homer came off a high fastball that he timed perfectly. It would end up traveling 464 feet!

Mike Yastrzemski hit a two-run double and had three hits as well. Brandon Crawford had three hits and drove in a run. The Giants had fourteen hits in total, with big nights from Thairos Estrada and Darrin Ruf as well.

Here is Darrin Ruf’s RBI double. It was a close play at the plate but Yaz got in there.

Brandon Crawford hit a hustle triple and scored on an errant throw that wound up in the dugout:

Cobb’s Wild Night

Alex Cobb had a weird pitching line. Because he was pitching with an eight-run lead he would end up allowing seven runs, while still earning the win. The weird bottom of the sixth saw some soft contact off him as well so it was not exactly like he was getting lit up, except for the three-run homer he allowed to Randall Grichuk. That was a no-doubter and Cobb was pulled immediately after in favor of John Brebbia who restored order recording two outs and allowing one hit but no more runs to score.

Kudos to the Bullpen

The Bullpen would record 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball, a grand achievement on its own but even grander considering the park and the situation. Rogers pitched the seventh and Dominc Leone pitched the eighth. The ninth got a little nervy when Camilo Doval walked two batter after recording two outs. Fortunately C. J. Chron wold fly out to Austin Slater to end the game. Slater’s grab was very athletic. The Giant center fielder had to close in on a blooper and he was playing very deep. His closing speed was sensational and he dove to corral the hit and popped up in smooth fashion to make it look routine. It was huuuuuge.

Today’s Game

The Giants are playing for the sweep in Denver with an afternoon game. The pitching matchup will be Logan Webb (5-1, 3.48) vs Kyle Freeland (1-4, 4.91). Game time is scheduled for 1:10 PM, Larry Walker time.