Share & Comment:

Rockies offense blanked by Giants, suffer sixth shutout loss

The Colorado Rockies continue to remain in the worst funk as a team as the struggling San Francisco Giants, who entered the game fresh off a sweep by the Phillies and have gone 1-6 on their road trip, settled behind Kyle Harrison as they blanked the Rockies 5-0 at Coors Field. It was the sixth time the Rockies have been shut out, the second most in baseball this season.

Harrison, the 22-year-old lefty, cruised through seven innings, tossing 86 pitches and 56 strikes while coughing up just four singles with two walks and two strikeouts. The Rockies only swung and missed five times against Harrison, but they couldn’t square up any pitches as they grounded out 11 times and flew out six times. Aside from two walks in the ninth against Camilo Doval, the Rockies went hitless against the bullpen as they struck out five times in the final two innings.

It would be a four-run fourth inning against Rockies starter Dakota Hudson that would be the difference-maker in the game. Hudson has struggled this season, entering the game with an ERA over eight at Coors Field. Through the first three innings, Hudson tossed 73 pitches but managed to keep the Giants off the scoreboard. Those 73 pitches were the most through three innings without allowing a run in Rockies history. However, trouble arose in the fourth when the Giants finally broke through.

After getting Mike Yastrzemski to ground out to begin the inning, Hudson issued a walk to Matt Chapman before surrendering singles to Blake Sabol and Nick Ahmed to make it a 1-0 game. Jung Hoo Lee, making his Coors Field debut going 3-for-5, tapped an infield single to load the bases. Thairo Estrada then grounded out to drive in a run and make it 2-0 and drive Hudson from the game after 95 pitches in 3 2/3 innings.

Facing lefty Ty Blach out of the bullpen, the left-handed hitting LaMonte Wade Jr. laced a two-run single to center field to make it a 4-0 ballgame before Michael Conforto flew out to end the inning. Suffering the loss, Hudson falls to 0-6 after giving up four runs on five hits with five walks and two strikeouts.

Blach was a bright spot for the Rockies as he ended up pitching three total innings. He threw 33 of his 46 pitches for strikes, giving up one run on four hits with one walk and two strikeouts. The lone run against him came in the seventh after Estrada and Wade reached to begin the inning and Conforto netted an RBI single to make it a 5-0 final score.

The Rockies bullpen performed well on the night as Nick Mears struck out three in 1 1/3 innings and Tyler Kinley threw a scoreless ninth.

There was a single extra-base hit on the night for either team courtesy of a double by Yastrzemski. The Giants had 10 hits in total along with six walks against eight strikeouts. Wade drew three walks, the fourth instance of his career with three of those times occurring at Coors Field. The Rockies posted a more palatable seven strikeouts with four walks, including two walks by Jacob Stallings.

Up next

Former reliever Jordan Hicks will take the mound for the Giants, looking to continue his success as a starter. He’ll face off against Peter Lambert who struggled in his last outing, giving up four runs in 3 1/3 innings in Miami.





Sign up below for the latest news, stories and podcasts from our affiliates

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.