I wrote about the opening game between the Rockies and the GIANTS in an earlier post. I decided to combine my recap of the other two games in one blog post. We split the series. How is it possible to split a 3-game series, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you.
Game 1 of the series went to the Rockies.
Game 2 of the series was Wednesday evening. The GIANTS had Matt Cain on the mound. His 2nd start after being on the DL. Matt was pitching like the Matt Cain of June 13, 2012 (perfect game). Well, almost. Cain’s only imperfection came in the 2nd when he hit a Rockies’ batter. Otherwise, all the innings he pitched were perfect. 3 of them. Cain got hit with a comebacker in the bottom of the 3rd, and while it didn’t look like he got hurt, he stepped wrong at some point during the outing, and after striking the 3rd batter out to end the inning, he came off the mound rubbing his hamstring. Uh-oh. Not a good sign. And, as it turned out, he was done for the night. At that point our offense hadn’t done much either.
The score: GIANTS 0, Rockies 0
Hunter Pence led-off the 4th inning for the GIANTS. Have I mentioned that I’m a big Hunter Pence fan?
Obviously, I am. Anyway, Hunter hit a solo HR to kick off the 4th. I think he also kick started the offense because the Panda hit a solo HR in the 6th, Morse followed with a double and came home on Sanchez’s RBI double. Crawford hit a solo HR in the 7th. Now we’re getting somewhere!
The score: GIANTS 4, Rockies 0
Hunter led-off again in the 8th and drew a walk. He advanced when Panda hit a single and scored on Michael Morse’s ground-out. In the meantime, our bullpen was outstanding. Petit pitched 3 solid innings. Gutierrez took over in the 8th, and after he gave up a couple of hits, Lopez was brought in. He gave up a hit and the bases were loaded. Bochy brought in Casilla, who got the hitter to ground into a double play that was fielded perfectly by Crawford to Hicks to Morse, taking out 2 base runners and allowing only 1 run to score. It was amazing. Casilla got hurt batting in the 9th, so Affeldt came in and retired the Rockies 1-2-3 to end the game.
Final score: GIANTS 5, Rockies 1
Game 2 of the series went to the GIANTS.
Game 3 was scheduled at noon on Thursday. The rubber game of the series since each team had 1 win. Hudson pitched for the GIANTS. Turns out Coors Field is his Kryptonite because no matter what he does or what team he is with, he can’t get a win in Coors Field. That’s the bad news. The good news is the game was suspended after 2 rain delays. We’ll pick up where we left off when we go back to Coors Field in September. Where did we leave off? Well, of course, the game was tied 2-2.
I told you, we literally split the series.