For a while I thought I might be able to write a post about how the Giants got lucky, winning with 2 runs scored as a result of kindly Rockies errors - but that was before our bullpen got into the game. Giants lose to the Rockies 7 - 3.
Madison Bumgarner did not allow any runs, but he threw 96 pitches by the end of the 6th, so came out of the game. In those 6 innings, he struck out 6, walked 2 and gave up 4 hits. Madbum was up 2 - 0 and in the 7th, Kontos and Lopez did their jobs, one batter each. Cory Gearrin did not. He gave up a run then gave up a bomb to Nolanfucking Arenado with 2 men on base. You know that guy has 21 rbis this year AGAINST the GIANTS? That's 12 games. Just to put that in context, if he were to continue that pace for the year against every Western Division team, he would have 120+ rbi just against the NL West, and 240+ for the season. Jesus. I'm going out on a limb here, but maybe the Giants should re-think that "throw him a fat pitch to make him swing" philosophy.
So 7 - 3. Could have been worse. Mac Williamson had several diving catches, including one for the third out in a bases loaded situation in the 3rd. Giants had a total of 6 hits, only 3 of them before the 8th inning when they banged out 3 for 1 more run. That was their only legit run, really. What is it about Colorado that makes them so hard to beat? We are totally their bitch.