Winning a Major League Baseball game with four errors is not easy.
Winning a Major League Baseball game with four errors in Coors Field is nearly impossible.
The Giants almost pulled it of tonight, but fell a run shy in the 9-10 loss, the first time the Rockies had beaten the Giants in their past ten games.
It was a game of follies – something that has haunted them since the start of the road trip which began in Toronto on Tuesday. The mind blunders haven’t stopped since and the Giants’ 1-3 record on the trip shows it.
Madison Bumgarner was given an early 4-0 lead but miscues in the field, eventually capped by a grand slam was his undoing as the Cow Whisperer gave up a career high 9 runs, 7 of which were earned. The Giants’ offense continued to play well, putting up fifteen hits and scoring the aforementioned nine runs, but they could only battle back so much after the Rockies took a 9-4 lead in the fifth inning.
Still – the Giants closed the gap to within one in the top of the ninth but Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt was painting the corners with heat, along with a table dropping slider that the Giants had no chance on.
Here’s to a much less sloppy final two games of the road trip tomorrow and Sunday.