Colorado Rockies Lack Offense Again in Loss to Giants

Jul 4, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; A view of the 4th of July ceremony before the game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 4, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; A view of the 4th of July ceremony before the game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports /
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The location may have changed, but that was about all that did for the Colorado Rockies on the Fourth of July.

After scoring just two runs in three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rockies didn’t find any more offensive success in San Francisco, falling to the Giants 3-1 to start a three-game set against the National League West leaders.

The loss was the fifth consecutive defeat for Colorado as the Rockies dropped to 37-45 and fell 14.5 games behind the Giants in the division.

Even though the Rockies outhit the Giants 6-5, the only run pushed across by Colorado on the day was thanks to a balk by San Francisco starter Jake Peavy. It was symbolic of what has become an anemic Colorado offense since the six-game road trip began Friday night in Los Angeles.

Nolan Arenado and Ryan Raburn notched doubles on Monday, the only extra-base hits of the day for the Rockies.

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Tyler Anderson once again pitched well for Colorado, allowing three runs and four hits in six innings of work. The outing was the first of Anderson’s career (five starts) where he had pitched five or more innings and allowed more than two runs.

The Giants did all of their damage against Anderson and the Rockies in the span of two innings as Buster Posey tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the second by depositing Anderson’s 3-1 pitch over the left-center field wall for a solo homer.

In the third, Ruben Tejada led off the inning with a single and, one out later, Angel Pagan took a 2-1 pitch from Anderson deep to left field to give the Giants a 3-1 lead.

Tyler Chatwood (8-4, 3.15 ERA) will look to give the Rockies a boost when he makes his return to the mound on Tuesday night for the first time since being placed on the disabled list on June 19.

Dahl promoted to Triple-A

David Dahl, the top outfield prospect for the Rockies, was promoted from the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes on Monday. He was scheduled to be active for Albuquerque’s July 4 contest against the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Dahl, 22, will be making his Triple-A debut when he sees his first game action with the Isotopes. In 76 games with Hartford this season, Dahl was hitting .278 (80-for-288) with 13 home runs, 45 RBI and 16 stolen bases.

Dahl was drafted in the first round (10th overall) of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Colorado Rockies.

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To make room for Dahl on Albuquerque’s active roster, outfielder Noel Cuevas was transferred to Double-A Hartford.

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