The Colorado Rockies went to San Francisco this weekend to take on the Giants. They left with the usual close calls and fresh memories of heartbreaking losses.
The truth is, the Rockies played well this weekend. They took tough at-bats against the top three starting pitchers in San Francisco’s rotation and their bullpen was exemplary. To win a game 1-0 and have a legit shot to win the other two is not such a bad thing for this team, especially in the early stages of the season such as it is.
Of course the two losses had to come in heartbreaking fashion. We now have two more moments to add to the extensive archives of painful moments in San Francisco. On Friday it was Madison Bumgarner‘s grand slam off Jorge De La Rosa. On Sunday it was Brandon Crawford‘s walk-off home run in the 10th inning.
Please note the following about Crawford’s moment of glory:
- It was hit left-on-left against Rex Brothers. He is a career .227/.288/.332 hitter against LHP. It was his fifth career home run off a lefty.
- It was a splash hit, as in it reached McCovey Cove.
- It was his fourth career home run against the Rockies, meaning that 23.5% of his career home runs have come against them.
- Crawford’s numbers against Colorado made James Loney blush, while Freddie Freeman and Scott Hairston nodded with approval.
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