Rockies starter, Jhoulys Chacin, had a near-historic night on the mound against the Giants on Wednesday. The 25 year old starter took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in Coors Field before Brandon Crawford lined a two out single to center field. This ended the threat of adding insult to injury as the Giants would eventually lose the game and the series to Colorado.
The Giants bats were unable to get anything going until Chacin exited the game in the eighth with nine strikeouts, two walks, a hit allowed and one unearned run on 108 pitches.
Wilton Lopez came in to hold a four run lead for the Rockies, although after inducing Hector Sanchez to ground out, he allowed a single to both Gregor Blanco and Marco Scutaro.
Left handed reliever, Josh Outman, came in to face Brandon Belt, who would drive in a run with a ground rule double to cut the lead down to three.
Colorado would make another pitching change by bringing reliever Matt Belisle to the mound. The Giants were able to keep fighting back with two more runs as Buster Posey hit a ground out RBI and Hunter Pence singled in a run. Pablo Sandoval would ground out to end the inning.
The Giants were unable to continue the momentum in the ninth as Rex Brothers come in to pitch a 1-2-3 inning to earn his 14th save.
Despite a 2.35 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star Break, Madison Bumgarner fell to 11-9 on the season. Heading into last night’s game against the Rockies, the Giant’s left hander had a 5.19 ERA in three starts against them in the year. Bumgarner gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk. He left in the sixth inning, after Willin Rosario blooped a one out, RBI single to center field onBumgarner’s 104th pitch. He is now 0-3 in his last five starts and will hope to get back in the win column next Tuesday against the Padres.
The Giants next game is on Friday against the Diamondbacks with Tim Lincecum (7-13, 4.55 ERA) facing off against Randall Delgado (4-4, 3.87 ERA) in Arizona.