Rockies vs Giants – Game Recap – June 9, 2022
SAN FRANCISCO – – Yonathan Daza curled a deciding single into right field, capping a three-running fourth inning fueled by three errors, and the Colorado Rockies rallied San Francisco 4-2 on Thursday to take two of the Giants’ three .
San Francisco committed a season-high four errors, including a pair at fourth by second baseman Thairo Estrada.
“It’s a really tough league when you’re not converting ground balls into outs,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said.
Charlie Blackmon had three hits for the Rockies, who are 3-6 against the Giants this season.
Blackmon reached the top of the fourth when Estrada, standing on the grass in right field as part of a shift that featured three infielders on the right side, gave up his line drive.
CJ Cron chose between shortstop and second base, then took second when center fielder Austin Slater air-balled the fencing throw past the third base dugout for an error.
Brendan Rodgers’ RBI single against Logan Webb (5-2) cut the Rockies’ deficit to 2-1. With the infield at double play depth, Ryan McMahon hit a hopper that kicked the heel of Estrada’s glove for another error.
“It was a weird round,” Webb said. “We are all human. Things happen. Unfortunately, it was a bit back to back. We couldn’t get back into the game after that.
Daza’s single put the Rockies ahead 3-2, and McMahon added a single that scored in the seventh against Tyler Rogers.
Austin Gomber (3-6) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings. He was 0-4 with a 9.85 ERA in his previous five starts and 0-4 with a 10.90 ERA in five previous starts against the Giants.
“It’s a place where I haven’t had my best outings in the past, so for me it was just time to end it,” Gomber said. “That was just kind of the mindset I went out with today.”
Alex Colomé threw a ninth hit for his third save in four chances, putting out Joc Pederson in a double-play ground game.
“I like the way the guys came out this morning and worked hard before the game,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “There was great energy as always, but it was a bit different.”
Austin Wynns, acquired a day earlier from Philadelphia, went 2-for-2 with an RBI in his Giants debut. The catcher also ejected McMahon who was trying to steal second base in the second inning.
Webb was coming off four straight no-decisions after four straight wins. He allowed three runs (two earned) and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.
San Francisco had Webb’s 18 consecutive home starts since a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 27, 2020, which tied the Giants’ team record.
Estrada tripled in a run in the second and scored on Wynns’ single.
Colorado’s Connor Joe went 0 for 4 but walked in the seventh to extend his on-base streak to 35 games, the second-longest active streak in the majors behind Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals at 45.
Giants: SS Brandon Crawford (right quadriceps strain) was held off the starting lineup for a second straight day but recorded a single in the ninth inning. … OF LaMonte Wade Jr. (inflamed left knee) began a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Sacramento. … 1B Brandon Belt (inflamed right knee) is set to return from the injured list, but is not expected to play in Friday’s series opener against the Dodgers.
Rockies: RHP Chad Kuhl (4-2, 3.17 ERA) opens a three-game series in San Diego on Friday, the first of 19 meetings between the Rockies and Padres this season.
Giants: RHP Jakob Junis (3-1, 2.51) faces the Dodgers for the first time in his career on Friday as San Francisco hosts Los Angeles for a three-game series. Junis has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of eight starts this year.