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.

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Drew Creasman

Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of   Education: Studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Colorado along with Music History and Composition.   Career: After six years as an independent musician and doing sporadic political work, I began to write about the Colorado Rockies for in the winter of 2013. Three years later, I came to BSN Denver to run the Rockies content. In short time, I found myself interviewing GM Dan O’Dowd and forging relationships with countless individuals in and around the organization.   A few highlights include hosting the only daily Rockies talk show in the world, a podcast that has welcomed Nolan Arenado and Jon Gray among others, and our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Wild Card Game. I’ve also been a regular on 850 koa, 104.3 The Fan, Mile High Sports Radio and numerous podcasts.   Most Memorable Sports Moment: Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, blackout, and the Rockies win their first postseason series.   The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.   One sports movie I can’t live without: One!? Just one!? Ok … Sugar. But Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights come incredibly close.   Most memorable experience as a reporter: Either the aforementioned Arenado interview or, and this is an odd one, spending time swapping stories with other reporters at Marc Stout’s going-away party.   The sport that started it all: Clearly baseball. I’ve been watching baseball since before I can actually remember watching baseball. It’s just always been a part of me. I can still recall the feeling of wanting to be old enough to play T-ball. I love other sports, but I had loved and played baseball for years before I was even aware anything else existed.