Colorado Rockies Sweep The San Francisco Giants At AT&T Park


The Colorado Rockies had a pretty successful time in the Bay Area, collecting three-straight come from behind wins against the NL West leading San Francisco Giants to gain some ground in the standings. Below is a small recap game-by-game in the three-game set. Speaking of the sweep, this is the first time in six years since the Rockies swept the Giants.

Jun 13, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (33) congratulate rest of team after the final out against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Colorado Rockies won 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 – 6/13: Rockies 7, Giants 4.

The Rockies stormed back late after they were down 4-2 heading into the top half of the 9th inning. The Giants were sure they had the game sealed with closer Sergio Romo coming into the game but Colorado figured him out.

After a lead-off single by Troy Tulowitzki, he was replaced by Charlie Culberson after injuring his foot. Justin Morneau would follow-up with a single of his own to put runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. With one out, Corey Dickerson was intentionally walked, bringing up pinch-hitter Ryan Wheeler who came through with a 2-RBI single tying it up.

DJ LeMahieu and Michael McKenry would come through with RBI singles of their own later in the inning as they extended the lead to 7-4. LaTroy Hawkins came in to close the game, picking up his 12th save of the season as Colorado took game one of the series.

Notable Rockies Hitters:

  • Troy Tulowitzki: 1-for-3.
  • Justin Morneau: 2-for-4, 2 RBI’s.
  • Ryan Wheeler: 1-for-1, 2 RBI’s.
  • DJ LeMahieu: 1-for-4, RBI.

Rockies Pitching:

Jun 14, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Brandon Barnes (1) celebrates with center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) after a two run inside the park home run against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at AT&T Park. The Colorado Rockies defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2 – 6/14: Rockies 5, Giants 4.

Colorado would find themselves in a similar spot in game two as they entered the 9th inning down one run. The Giants would trot out closer Sergio Romo yet again to try to close out a one-run game. Charlie Blackmon would deliver a single with one out in the inning, bringing up Brandon Barnes.

Barnes would poke a Sergio Romo slider to the gap in right-center which appeared to get cut off by Giants outfielder Angel Pagan but took an awkward bounce, getting past him. Barnes would wheel around the bases to collect his 2nd inside-the-park home run of the season, giving the Rockies a 5-4 lead.

LaTroy Hawkins would get the call yet again to close it out and he would come through yet again. The Hawk would collect his 13th save of the season as Colorado earned back-to-back come from behind wins in as many games.

Notable Rockies Hitters:

  • Charlie Blackmon: 3-for-5, 2B, 1 RBI.
  • Brandon Barnes: Go-ahead inside-the-park 2-run HR. 1-for-4.
  • Justin Morneau: 2-for-4, 2B.
  • Josh Rutledge: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI.
  • Michael McKenry: 3-for-4, 1 R.

Rockies Pitching:

Jun 15, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu (9) scores on a double by Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (not pictured) while San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez (29) attempts the tag during the eighth inning to give Rockies a one run lead over the Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3 – 6/15: Rockies 8. Giants 7.

As if we didn’t see this same story-line the past couple of nights, the Rockies would rally yet again. Colorado was down 7-4 entering the top half of the 8th inning as Troy Tulowitzki led off with a single to center. After a fly out from Wilin Rosario, Drew Stubbs tripled off the wall in right-field, plating Tulo to cut the lead to two.

Michael McKenry would chop one to short as Brandon Crawford couldn’t come up with it, scoring Stubbs as he too was safe at first to cut the Giants lead to one. Justin Morneau would provide a huge two-out, 2-RBI double to left off of southpaw Javier Lopez to take the lead, 8-7.

LaTroy Hawkins would make his third consecutive appearance in-a-row looking for the save and he would get just that, notching his 14th of the season. With the win, Colorado is now winners of five-straight games.

Notable Rockies Hitters:

  • Charlie Blackmon: 3-for-5, 1 R.
  • Troy Tulowitzki: 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI’s.
  • Drew Stubbs: 1-for-4, 3B, RBI.
  • Michael McKenry: 1-for-3, RBI.
  • Justin Morneau: 1-for-1, 2B, 2 RBI’s.

Rockies Pitching:

  • Juan Nicasio: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO. 66 pitches, 37 strikes.
  • Franklin Morales: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.
  • Chris Martin: 1.0 IP, 0 H.
  • Matt Belisle (W, 2-2): 1.0 IP, 1 SO.
  • Nick Masset: 0.2 IP, 1 H.
  • Rex Brothers: 0.1 IP, 0 H.
  • LaTroy Hawkins (S, 14): 1.0 IP,

The Colorado Rockies will be back in action Monday night as they start a three-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road at Dodger Stadium. Tyler Matzek will take the ball in game one as the Dodgers will counter with a southpaw of their own in Hyun-jin Ryu. First-pitch is scheduled for 10:10 PM ET, 8:10 PM MT.