SF Giants Rocky Mountain Low

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Giants rookie, Ty Blach

I don’t much feel like talking about it. It was awful. It was bleak. It was cheerless. I was dismayed.

And that was just the third inning. Matt Moore got caught in a Rocky Mountain avalanche and he couldn’t seem to get his footing. The Rockies buried him. He pitched out of a trouble spot in the first and pitched a clean second inning. I thought things were going well. We weren’t hitting, but it was still early and I pinned my hopes on a late inning rally.

It never happened.

The Rockies pitcher took a perfect game into the fifth and Eduardo Nunez broke up the perfecto with a single to left. Trevor Brown doubled in the sixth.

The Rockies recorded their first 2-hit shut out since 2009, and the Rockies pitcher threw the Rockies first complete game this season.

Matt Moore left the game after 2 ⅔. Matt Cain pitched 2 ⅓ scoreless in relief.

The good news of the day–sure there’s good news, always look on the bright side of life–was our recent call up, rookie pitcher Ty Blach. He pitched three scoreless innings in his big league debut. The kid is from Denver and his family was there to see him pitch. He was great. The final score was:

Giants 0, Rockies 6

It’s easy to get discouraged, I know. We have to keep in mind–we’ve been in tough spots before, and the only thing we can do as fans is keep encouraging our guys and stay Giant.

Tomorrow’s another day. Like Yogi said “it ain’t over till it’s over.” And it ain’t over, not by a longshot.

Tuesday’s game starts at 5:40 pm with Jeff Samardzija on the mound. Catch the game on CSN-BA and KNBR 680. Just remember: Don’t Stop Believing.

Toni Cecchetti

5 September 2016

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