The Colorado Rockies have dropped three straight to the San Francisco on this portion of the final homestand of the season. They lost on Saturday night, 6-5, falling short of a late rally in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Prized prospect Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 1.69 ERA) allowed just two runs in 5-2/3 innings. The first run scored when opposing pitcher Eric Surkamp hit an RBI single in the second inning. The other one scored after he left the game and Matt Belisle was on the mound. Pomeranz got the first two outs of the sixth inning without any trouble, but he was pulled after walking Mark DeRosa. Belisle came in and allowed an RBI triple, putting the Giants ahead, 2-1.
Jordan Pacheco had tied the game at one in the fifth inning, but in the sixth inning he saw Dexter Fowler single in two runs to put the Rockies back in the lead, 3-2. The lead was short-lived as Huston Street blew the game in the eighth inning. He saw Carlos Beltran single in a run and then Brett Pill tripled in two runs. Aubrey Huff grounded out with Matt Lindstrom in relief, but put another run across the plate for the 6-3 lead.
The Rockies faltered in their ninth inning comeback. Santiago Casilla got Pacheco to hit into a ground out to start things. Seth Smith and Ty Wigginton reached base on a single and a walk before Mark Ellis hit an RBI double and Wilin Rosario had a run-scoring ground out. Rookie Hector Gomez, who went 2-for-4, struck out swinging to end the game.
The Rockies (70-81, 38-39 home) finish this series on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. MT. Esmil Rogers and Matt Cain are scheduled to start.
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