San Francisco 16, Colorado 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 3, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 30176

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 3 16 16 0
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 5 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 57-49 32-23 25-26 W1
Colorado 38-66 21-35 17-31 L1


Giants 16, Rockies 4: Ryan Vogelsong prevailed despite having his quality start streak end at 16 games and visiting San Francisco exploded for 13 runs in the final three innings en route to a season-high total to win for the second time in its last nine contests.

Vogelsong (9-5), who improved to 5-0 lifetime against Colorado, allowed one hit over the first six innings before yielding four runs and four hits in the seventh. He hadn’t allowed four runs in a game since April 26.

Red-hot Buster Posey went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer, Melky Cabrera stroked a two-run double and Brett Pill added a solo shot for the Giants, who scored four runs in the seventh inning, six in the eighth and three in the ninth en route to their seventh win in their last eight games at Coors Field.

Wilin Rosario homered for the second straight game - his National League rookie-leading 18th of the season – for the Rockies, who fell to 5-14 since the All-Star break.

Colorado’s Jonathan Sanchez (0-3) lost his career-worst sixth straight start in his first appearance against his former club. He allowed two runs (one earned), three hits and walked three in three innings.

The Giants took a 7-0 lead in the seventh inning, highlighted by Angel Pagan’s RBI triple after Vogelsong led off with a double and Cabrera’s double down the left field line. Pagan finished with three hits and four runs scored.

Colorado’s Dexter Fowler set a franchise record with his 50th career triple in the seventh inning and scored on Carlos Gonzalez’ sacrifice fly. After back-to-back doubles by Jordan Pacheco and Todd Helton, Rosario delivered a two-run shot just inside the left field foul pole to make it 7-4 and chase Vogelsong.

Posey’s 15th homer of the season came in the eighth inning. He is 32-for-69 (.464) with five homers and 22 RBIs since the All-Star break.

Hector Sanchez added a pinch-hit two-run double in the ninth inning for the Giants.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Rockies lead the majors with 57 wild pitches. They uncorked a franchise-record five Friday, two of which allowed runs to score in the eighth inning. … The Giants, who matched a season high with 16 hits, hadn't scored 16 or more runs since 2010. ... Colorado OF/1B Michael Cuddyer missed his third straight game because of a sore right oblique muscle. Cuddyer is second on the team with 56 RBIs. … Hunter Pence had his first hit and RBI - on a fielder's choice - as a Giant and is 1-for-12 in three games since being traded to San Francisco from Philadelphia. … Jonathan Sanchez, who is 1-9 with an 8.07 ERA overall with Kansas City and Colorado in 2012, was 38-46 in the six prior seasons with San Francisco, and threw a no-hitter in 2009. … Vogelsong entered the game with a major league-best 2.22 ERA but left third overall – and second in the NL – at 2.38. …  Rockies rookie Josh Rutledge had his franchise-record homer streak end at four games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Colorado
Ryan Vogelsong Player Jonathan Sanchez
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 3.0
7 Strikeouts 1
5 Hits 3
5.68 ERA 3.00
San Francisco   Colorado
Buster Posey Player Wilin Rosario
4 Hits 1
3 RBI 2
1 HR 1
7 TB 4
.800 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 16 2 28 .364 24 5 14 7 1 0
Colorado 5 1 12 .167 4 10 4 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Rockies have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .394 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Giants have a W/L % of .518 after a win and .560 after a loss.
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