The Colorado Rockies' losing streak has now extended to four games following a 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday night. Christian Friedrich (ND, 1.38 ERA) fell victim to his own offense's ineptitude this night.
Friedrich allowed just one run over seven innings. That one run came on a Gregor Blanco home run in the sixth inning that tied the game at one. By the time he was done, Friedrich has thrown 93 pitches and struck out 10 batters.
Wilin Rosario had given the Rockies a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning with his fifth home run of the season. It was a monster shot to left field that went at least 20 rows deep.
But that was it for the Rockies' offense until the top of the ninth inning, which ultimately proved futile. In the eighth inning, Matt Belisle allowed two RBI singles (one run charged to Rex Brothers) to put the Giants in the lead. In the top of the ninth inning, Jonathan Herrera and Jason Giambi reached base, providing Marco Scutaro with a chance to do some damage.
Scutaro wound hitting a ball toward Joaquin Arias at third base. Arias couldn't field the ball properly, allowing Herrera to score a run and Scutaro to reach second. With one out, Dexter Fowler made the second one by striking out. The Giants intentionally walked Carlos Gonzalez to load the bases. Chris Nelson ground out to third to end the game.
Nelson was in the game because Troy Tulowitzki had to leave the game shortly after a foul ball ricocheted off his leg.
The Rockies (13-21, 5-11 away) close out this two-game series on Tuesday night.