The SF Giants took game one of the series on Monday against the Rockies and looked to guarantee a series split on Tuesday night. Led by John Brebbia, the Giants had a bullpen game versus Colorado. Brebbia pitched only an inning, but struck out two hitters and gave up just one hit.
Villar homers, SF Giants Hold on Late Against Rockies
Following Brebbia, Tyler Rogers threw two scoreless innings, striking out one hitter. The Giants offense got going early. Following Joey Bart reaching on an error, Mike Yastrzemski singled him in, his 48th RBI of the year. After three innings, it was 1-0 good guys. Sean Hjelle came into the game for the bottom of the fourth, allowing six hits and two earned runs spread across four well-pitched innings.
In the top of the sixth, Austin Slater doubled, which was followed by doubles by both Thairo Estrada and Evan Longoria, collecting their 59th and 33rd RBIs of the season respectively. It was a 3-1 game by the end of the sixth.
In the seventh, David Villar smashed a 424-foot home run, his sixth home run of the year, making it a 4-1 game.
Following the Villar home run, Bart singled, which was followed by Slater's second double of the night. His 32nd RBI of the year made it 5-1 Giants after seven innings. Colorado scored twice in the eighth to make things interesting, but Estrada's 60th RBI in the ninth made it 6-3, which ended up being the final score.
After the victory, the Giants record improves to 71-77, and are 9.5 games out of the third wild card spot (Due to the Phillies losing again, their elimination number remains at 6). The Rockies fell to 64-84, and are already eliminated from playoff contention.
Up next for San Francisco, Logan Webb (13-9, 3.02 ERA) takes the mound in game three against Germán Márquez (8-11, 5.14) and Colorado, with first pitch scheduled for 5:40 PST.
Pitching lines today:
John Brebbia: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K, 0 ER, 2.86 ERA.
Tyler Rogers: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K, 0 ER, 3.89 ERA.
Sean Hjelle: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 K, 2 ER, 8.44 ERA.
Thomas Szapucki: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K, 1 ER, 11.00 ERA.
Yunior Marte: 0,2 IP, 1 H, 1 K, 0 ER, 5.88 ERA
Jarlin Garcia: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 K, 0 ER, 3.19 ERA.