Lefty Kyle Freeland worked around eight Giants hits in six innings to give the National League West-leading Rockies their 26th win by a rookie starter in a 5-1 victory over the Giants at Coors Field on Saturday afternoon.
Matt Cain ended his slump. The same could not be said for the Giants.
The Rockies continued their recent dominance over the Giants by winning their seventh consecutive game against San Francisco, 10-8, on a hot night at Coors Field on Friday. Following a 10-9 victory Thursday, the Rockies outslugged the Giants again, this time getting home runs from Ian Desmond and Trevor Story.
The Giants’ Matt Cain is scheduled to make his 39th career start against the Rockies on Saturday. That’s more than any pitcher in Major League history against Colorado. The Rockies will counter with Denver native Kyle Freeland, a left-hander who pitched seven shutout innings to beat the Giants on April 23.
The Giants received welcome news Friday when catcher Buster Posey and third baseman Eduardo Nunez arrived at Coors Field feeling much improved after sustaining left leg injuries in Thursday’s 10-9 loss to Colorado.
Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija turned into a slugger Friday night, bashing a fifth-inning home run at Coors Field that traveled a projected 446 feet, the longest homer by a pitcher in the Statcast era.
Giants utility man Kelby Tomlinson doesn’t have to say how much his first Father’s Day means to him. The mere fact that he’s being joined here by his wife, Tiffany, and their son, Huck McCoy, speaks volumes about his desire to enjoy the significance and symbolism of this day.
The Giants settled on Sunday as the date for Madison Bumgarner’s simulated game, the next step in his recovery from injuries sustained in a dirt-bike accident near here on April 20.
Besides totaling plenty of syllables, Friday’s pitching matchup featuring Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela and San Francisco’s Jeff Samardzija could feature some slick pitching. Even at Coors Field.
Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez and catcher Buster Posey left Thursday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies with injuries.
Bailing out a beleaguered bullpen, rookie Raimel Tapia propelled the Rockies to a walk-off, 10-9 win over the Giants on Thursday to regain sole possession of first place in the National League West.
Right-hander Jeff Hoffman has been nothing short of a revelation since joining the Rockies’ rotation in May. The 24-year-old seeks his fifth straight win in Thursday’s series opener against Matt Moore (2-7, 5.28 ERA) and the Giants at Coors Field.