The Colorado Rockies saw their two-game winning streak come to an end on Monday night with a 3-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Mike Fontenot's two-run triple in the third inning proved to be the difference maker in the contest.
That was the only real blemish on Jhoulys Chacin's night. Chacin (11-14, 3.62 ERA) went seven innings and allowed those two runs on eight hits and one walk. This was a definite improvement on most of his second half starts as he didn't labor on the mound.
However, Ryan Vogelsong (13-7, 2.71 ERA) was better in his seven innings of work, shutting out the Rockies by striking out four and scattering four hits. When Vogelsong left the game, the 2-0 lead was put in doubt for a little while. Sergio Romo allowed two singles on both ends of back-to-back-strikeouts. Mark Ellis singled to right field to score a run, but Dexter Fowler struck out to end the inning.
The Giants scored another run in the bottom of the eighth after J.C. Romero walked two and saw the runners move over on a sacrifice. Matt Lindstrom entered and allowed a sacrifice fly.
The Rockies (72-88, 34-45 away) play the Giants on Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. MT. Alex White is the scheduled starter.