Colorado Rockies morning after: A loss of epic proportions

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Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 01: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants (C) is congratulated by Donovan Solano #7 (2L), Wilmer Flores #41 and Joey Bart #21 as catcher Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies kneels behind the plate during the sixth inning at Coors Field on September 1, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

The good: Achievements for the Giants

Alex Dickerson had a career night, going 5-for-6, hitting three home runs, two doubles, single, and he also had a walk. He had six RBI and five runs. His first-inning was the second-longest home run of the season, as it was an estimated 480 feet. It was the longest of his career and the longest home run hit by a Giants player in the Statcast era. He tied the Giants record (since they have been in San Francisco) with 16 total bases in a game. The person who he tied with: Willie Mays, who did it in 1961.

Dickerson also tied an MLB-record of five extra bases in a game. Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals last accomplished the feat in 2018.

Donovan Solano and Brandon Crawford also had six RBI in the game. The trio of teammates made themselves the first trio in MLB history (going back to 1920, when RBIs became a stat) to each get 6 RBI in a single game.

For the Giants overall, they had some phenomenal offensive numbers from the game.

The (really) bad: The Rockies numbers from the game

Jon Gray was rocked for seven runs (all earned) in 2 2/3 innings. As a result, his season ERA has ballooned up to 6.69.

Antonio Santos made his MLB debut but he allowed two runs (all earned) in 2 1/3 innings. Jairo Diaz came on in “relief” and preceded to allow seven runs (all earned) in just 2/3 of an inning. His ERA is now sky-high at 9.45. Tyler Kinley came on after Diaz and allowed two runs (again, all earned) and now, his ERA is 7.62.

Jeff Hoffman came on after Kinley and he allowed four runs (once again, all earned) in just a third of an inning. His ERA is now 9.00. Catcher Drew Butera was the best pitcher of the day, allowing one run in 1 2/3 innings.

Offensively, the Rockies did score five runs but don’t let that fool you. Until the 8th inning, they had two runs … and just two hits. Both hits were solo home runs by Garrett Hampson.

The Rockies offense picked it up once the game was long over but the point still stands: the Rockies offense has been terrible lately. There’s really no other way to put it.