Colorado Rockies morning after: A loss in a familiar fashion that likely puts their playoff hopes to bed

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Pitcher Kyle Freeland #21 of the Colorado Rockies fields the ball and throws to first base to get the out of Mauricio Dubon #1 of the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the sixth inning at Oracle Park on September 22, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Pitcher Kyle Freeland #21 of the Colorado Rockies fields the ball and throws to first base to get the out of Mauricio Dubon #1 of the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the sixth inning at Oracle Park on September 22, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 22: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies hits an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 22, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

The Colorado Rockies lost on Tuesday night to the San Francisco Giants by a score of 5-2 in an all-too-familiar fashion.

The Colorado Rockies lost their 30th game of the season Tuesday, ensuring that at best, they will be a .500 team in 2020. They lost by a score of 5-2 to the San Francisco Giants and the reasons why they lost the game were the reasons why the Rockies have been losing for the better part of a month: the lack of offense and a bad bullpen.

The Rockies scored seven runs on Monday against the Giants for a win, gaining one game on each the Giants, Phillies, Mets, and Brewers (the teams ahead of them in the second NL Wild Card race).

It looked like the offense would continue in the first inning of Tuesday’s game since they started the game off with two singles by Raimel Tapia and Kevin Pillar, who had an excellent night. Trevor Story flew out for the first out but Tapia advanced to third. Pillar stole the first of two on the night to get into scoring position himself.

But then the Rockies problems with hitting with runners in scoring position came up once again. Two runners in scoring position and one out. Charlie Blackmon strikes out swinging and Josh Fuentes lines out to left to end the frame.

Overall, that was, essentially, the story of the night on offense. They went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, only had one extra-base hit (a Pillar RBI double in the 7th), and they had four stolen bases (one each by Matt Kemp and Charlie Blackmon with two from Pillar).

Tapia, Pillar, and Kemp went for 6-for-10 with the double, an RBI, and three walks. Everyone else went 2-for-24 with an RBI (from Blackmon) and a walk.

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