With the way the 2011 season has gone for the Colorado Rockies, Sunday's loss to the San Francisco Giants should come as no surprise. The Giants hit six home runs in the 12-5 victory over the Rockies.
Esmil Rogers (6-6, 6.64 ERA) was the main culprit for the home runs. He allowed a two-run shot to Mike Fontenot in the first inning, continuing his poor first-inning habits. He left after 3-2/3 innings, but he allowed three more home runs in that final frame. Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Belt each hit solo homers in the fourth inning and pitcher Matt Cain hit a two-run home run. Rogers allowed nine runs in total. Greg Reynolds allowed a three-run home run in relief of Rogers, two of the runners being charged to Rogers.
The Rockies spread out five runs over the game, two runs in the fourth scoring on an error and a fielder's choice and two more in the fifth on a Ty Wigginton double and a Chris Iannetta single. Matt Cain improved to 12-10 with a 2.86 ERA.
The Rockies (70-82, 38-40 home) will pick things up from this losing sweep with a home series against the Padres.
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