San Francisco 7, Colorado 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 9, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 49282

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 10 1
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 1-3 0-0 1-3 W1
Colorado 1-3 0-1 1-2 L3

Recap

Giants 7, Rockies 0: Pablo Sandoval continued to swing the hot bat and Barry Zito pitched a complete game shutout as visiting San Francisco snapped a three-game losing skid with a win over Colorado. 

After getting swept by Arizona in their opening series, the Giants avoided their first season-opening four-game skid since 1950.

Zito (1-0) recorded his 10th career shutout and improved to 6-2 in 16 career starts against Colorado. After a poor spring and early-season struggles from Giants starters, the veteran lefty gave up just four hits and struck out four.

Sandoval did his damage early, launching a two-run home run to the second deck in right at Coors Field in the top of the first. He finished 2-for-4 and is now 6-for-16 with two home runs on the season.

The Rockies fell to 1-3 and have just one win in their last nine meetings with the Giants. It was the first time Colorado has been shut out in a home opener.

Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin (0-1) walked three straight batters to load the bases in the top of the third, then gave up a RBI single to Hector Sanchez and an RBI groundout to Angel Pagan to make the score 4-0.

Chacin was yanked after just four innings, throwing 90 pitches with only 47 of those for strikes. He was replaced by Matt Reynolds, who served up a three-run double down the left field line to Brandon Crawford in the top of the fifth.

Michael Cuddyer, who was 5-for-12 with two doubles and a home run in the first three games with the Rockies, went 0-for-3.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The game was delayed in the top of the fifth after a fan was hit by a foul ball. … The Giants loaded the bases three times. … Giants C Buster Posey was given the day off.
 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Colorado
Barry Zito Player Jhoulys Chacin
Win W/L Loss
9.0 IP 4.0
4 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 9.00
Hitting
San Francisco   Colorado
Melky Cabrera Player Jhoulys Chacin
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 10 1 16 .270 21 6 7 7 0 1
Colorado 4 0 5 .125 8 4 0 0 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Rockies have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Giants have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.