The Colorado Rockies dropped the opener of their season-ending nine-game road trip through San Francisco and Los Angeles on Tuesday night, falling to the Giants at Oracle Park, 5-2. With the loss, the Rockies slipped to 65-89 on the season.
While the final score was certainly not a positive for the Colorado Rockies, there were still some moments during the game that provided a glimmer of light on an otherwise dark evening.
3 moments that were positives from the Colorado Rockies loss to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night
Yonathan Daza was prepared before the game
The Rockies outfielder is no stranger to the taunts from San Francisco fans, and Daza was ready for what he knew was coming at Oracle Park on Tuesday night.
If you know what’s coming, you just as well have a little fun with it, right?
Michael Toglia flashed the leather
While Toglia may be considered the first baseman of the future for the Rockies, the rookie is showing that he has the athletic skills to play corner outfield as well.
After playing some outfield in college, Toglia got in nine games in right field combined for Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque. Since his debut with the Rockies on August 30, Toglia has seen time in right field in 14 games while settling in at first base in 11 contests.
The 24-year-old Toglia told us shortly after his debut in Atlanta that he was “very comfortable” playing the outfield, and that comfort level showed on Tuesday in San Francisco with a nice catch in a tricky part of Oracle Park.
Bouchard keeps hitting
In his 64 plate appearances this season, Sean Bouchard has shown that he can make an impact at the MLB level.
After a 2-for-3 night in San Francisco on Tuesday, the 26-year-old Bouchard is now slashing .298/.469/.383 and has registered more walks (16) than strikeouts (15). He’s also had multiple hits in each of his last three games, going 6-for-9 during that stretch.
Bouchard was one of just two Rockies to get multiple hits on Tuesday night, joining Charlie Blackmon (2-for-4) on that very short list.