I’m blaming it on the rain. There was just too much. The game that was rain delayed back in April–rescheduled for Saturday was even delayed. It was a wet weekend in Colorado. Tim Hudson has never won a game in Denver. The Giants 8-game winning streak was snapped in the Mile-High City. Do you see where I’m going with this? I said I was blaming it on the rain, but really I think we should blame it on Coors Field.
The Giants won the first 2 games–and the Rockies staged late inning rallies both times. Fortunately it was too little, too late for the Rockies. But they came close.
Friday night’s game was all about the Giants–at first anyway. Brandon Belt added to his HR total with a 2-run blast n the 6th, and Matt Duffy scored a 2-run HR in the 9th. Vogey pitched 6 shutout innings and turned the game over to the bullpen in the 7th. All totaled the bullpen gave up 8 runs–4 in the bottom of the 9th before Casilla came in and got the save. The final score was:
GIANTS 11, Rockies 8
The first game on Saturday was delayed for–yeah, you guessed it–Rain. The best part about the whole game was that some of my favorite Gamer Babes made the game one of their stops on their Girl’s Weekend in Denver.
The Rockies drew 1st blood, but the Giants scored in the 4th, 5th and 6th–10 runs in all. They did it the old-fashion way–lots and lots of small ball. Base hits with a few extra base hits mixed in. Crawford led his teammates in RBIs with 3–bringing his season total to 31–the highest RBI scoring shortstop in the MLB, by far. Heston didn’t have a great outing. He gave up 6 earned runs–3 HR–in 5.2 innings pitched. The final score was:
GIANTS 10, Rockies 8
Saturday night didn’t go so well. Without going into game detail, I’m just going to say this: too much waiting around, too much rain, too many delays, too much water. Maybe even too much baseball. All I know is that by the time Saturday night’s game rolled around, there had to be some fatigue. I was tired–I’m pretty sure the guys were too. The final score was:
GIANTS 3, Rockies 5
Sunday’s game–more bad news–another rain delay. The good news? Kandy, another one of my favorite Gamer Babes–and a seriously loyal Giants fan–went to the game. She sent pictures. While she was getting ready, her husband went outside and ran into MadBum and Vogey. her response? Oh, well, “you snooze, you lose”. Such a gamer!
Tim Hudson was on the mound–and we all know that Coors Field is his kryptonite. How else can you explain it? In the past 16 years he’s been a strong, solid starting pitcher, but he’s never won in Coors Field. I can’t blame Huddy–he did the best he could–it’s Coors Field. And that’s all I have to say about that. The final score was:
GIANTS 2, Rockies 11
It’s time to get out of Colorado.Time to dry off, put on warm, dry socks. And head to Milwaukee where they make real beer.
One final note: Casey McGehee, the Comeback Player of the Year for 2014, was DFA’d prior to the start of Sunday’s game, Henry Schulman reported in a post on SF Gate. (For the full story: http://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/Giants-Splash-McGehee-designated-for-assignment-6284238.php#comments) according to Schulman, McGehee made no excuses, in fact, he said he expected himself to perform. I agree. Actually that’s not quite true–I hoped.
As a Giants fan, when our team adds a player to the roster, I root for that player. He may not be a fan-favorite, he may not be the best in the bigs, but he’s a Giant. I stick with the Giants through thick and thin. And I’m embarrassed and dismayed by the Giants fans who called McGehee terrible names and actually booed him when he was on the field. As a Giant, he deserved better. I know he was no Pablo Sandoval–hell, nobody is Pablo Sandoval, and that includes Pablo himself. McGehee went out in that field every day and gave it his best. It wasn’t working for him, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. I wish Casey McGehee the best. Maybe we’ll see him back here someday.
I also wish Matt Duffy the best. He worked hard for his spot, and he deserves to be there. I hope he continues to do as well or even better than he’s doing right now. I think he’s the best man for the job–I don’t see any reason for the front office to continue looking for a 3rd baseman. They found him–he was here the whole time.