SAN FRANCISCO — Rock-bottom Rockies.
Simply when it appeared issues couldn’t presumably get any worse, they did.
After dropping an 18-inning sport to the Giants that began on Friday and leaked into the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Rockies misplaced 5-2 to the Giants on Saturday afternoon at Oracle Park.
Compounding the agony of the Rockies’ eighth consecutive defeat associated to No. 1 starter Kyle Freeland, who departed the sport early after getting a blister on his finger.
Colorado has now misplaced 12 of its final 13 video games and its 3-12 begin is the worst starting to any season in franchise historical past.
Frustration erupted within the sixth when San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner struck out Nolan Arenado trying to finish a Rockies’ rally with Garrett Hampson stranded on third base. Arenado — who has not hit a house run in 60 at-bats this season and has solely six RBIs in 15 video games — went ballistic, tossing his helmet and bat, and practically obtained ejected by house plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Arenado had a purpose to lose his cool. The referred to as third strike was clearly inside.
Mark Reynolds’ one-out, solo house run within the seventh off Bumgarner put some warmth on the Giants, however just for a second. Reynolds’ second house run of the season gave him 296 for his profession, leaving him 4 in need of the magic 300 milestone.
Bumgarner pitched seven-plus innings, getting lifted after Chris Iannetta opened the eighth with a double. The left-hander allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked none. He improved to 9-2 with a 1.94 ERA in 16 profession begins vs. Colorado at Oracle Park.
The Rockies lastly put a run on the scoreboard within the sixth on an RBI double by Hampson off Bumgarner to attain Charlie Blackmon. It was Colorado’s first run in 19 innings, going again to their two-run fourth inning of the 18-inning loss.
Freeland, not near matching his stellar efficiency from final season, was tagged for 3 runs on 9 hits. Kevin Pillar’s solo house run to left discipline within the fifth turned out to be the distinction within the sport. It was Pillar’s fourth homer of the season.
San Francisco staked a 2-Zero lead within the third, on a sacrifice fly by Pillar and an RBI double by all-star catcher Buster Posey — his first RBI of the season.
The Giants added two insurance coverage runs within the eighth off relievers Seunghwan Oh and Mike Dunn.