The Colorado Rockies offense kept battling but it was an off-day for the pitching staff that has held the team up all season, resulting in a 9-4 loss in their third game against the San Francisco Giants.
Shortstop Brandon Crawford played the hero with a four-RBI day.
Colorado got the scoring going in the first, getting a lead-off infield single from Charlie Blackmon who moved up on a deep fly ball from David Dahl and scored on a single off the bat of Nolan Arenado. Interestingly, left-fielder Gregor Blanco elected to not even attempt a throw home on the play.
The Rockies got another run in the second in bittersweet fashion. Ian Desmond began the inning with a walk and managed to move all the way to third on an error from Stratton. Daniel Castro, in the rare situation in which hitting into a double play is preferable to a strikeout—though still far from ideal—he managed the lesser of two evils, hitting into the twin killing but getting Desmond in for the second run.