Rockies Vs. Giants: Colorado's Offense Helpless Again In 2-1 Loss To San Francisco

Through 5.2 innings, Colorado Rockies starter Jason Hammel was pitching a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants and held a 1-0 lead. A walk followed by back-to-back singles would plate the Giants their first run. Hammel would leave the game after the seventh inning and watch Matt Lindstrom give up the go-ahead run in the seventh, putting the game at its final score, 2-1, in favor of the Giants.

Lindstrom started the eighth with a walk to Pat Burrell, who was replaced by Emmanuel Burriss as a pinch-runner. Burriss advanced to second on a sacrifice by Ryan Vogelsong and then moved to third on a passed ball by Chris Iannetta. Andres Torres then singled in Burriss for the team's second run of the game.

It would be true to say of Chris Iannetta, "He giveth a run, he taketh a run away." Iannetta hit his eighth home run of the season with a two-out solo shot in the fifth inning. But that was only one of four Rockies hits on the day. Ty Wigginton had the other two, while Seth Smith had the other one. However, Smith also struck out three times. Not to be outdone, Carlos Gonzalez struck out in all four of his at-bats.

The Rockies (27-31, 14-16 away) head to San Diego for a three-game series with the Padres, closing out a nine-game road trip.

For more on the Rockies, head on over to Purple Row. To learn about the Giants, visit McCovey Chronicles and SB Nation Bay Area.

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