DENVER — A 2-1 win at Coors Field felt too good to be true. It was.
The Giants held that slim advantage after six strong from Dereck Rodriguez and a go-ahead bomb from Gorkys Hernandez in the seventh, but the bullpen melted down in the bottom of that inning, giving up five runs en route to a 6-2 loss.
The Giants have dropped 17 of their last 19 games at Coors Field. The decisive shot in this one was a three-run triple by Carlos Gonzalez off Ty Blach, cashing in Reyes Moronta’s runners.
Here’s what else you need to know…
—- Rodriguez apparently likes Coors Field, where he made his big league debut May 29. He gave up one run in six innings, striking out six and walking one. The Rockies scattered six hits and never really had Rodriguez in trouble. In two career appearances here, he has allowed two runs in 9 1/3 innings. This was the fifth time in the second half that Rodriguez allowed two-or-fewer runs and got a no-decision.
—- Hernandez has 13 hits in 52 at-bats against the Rockies this season. Seven of them have been home runs. He’s like the Bizarro Nolan Arenado.
—- Moronta was charged with four earned in 1/3 of an inning. His ERA jumped from 2.08 to 2.66. Coors Field comes at you fast.
—- Chris Shaw passed his first significant test in left. DJ LeMahieu hit a liner to deep left with a runner on in the second and Shaw snagged it right before he crashed into the wall. The Rockies would not score in the inning. At the plate, Shaw grounded out to second and struck out twice.
—- German Marquez has nasty stuff, and back-to-back gems. After striking out 13 Padres in his previous start, the right-hander got 11 Giants in 6 2/3 innings.
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Source: NBC Bay Area