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  • Writer's pictureHugo Traverso

The Giants set records blowing out Rockies, 23-5

The San Francisco Giants faced the Colorado Rockies in game 1 of a 2 game series at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado . The Giants were 17-19 and in 4th in the NL West heading into the game while the Rockies were 17-18 and in 3rd in the NL West heading into the game. It was a very important series for the Giants because the Giants would need a sweep to get into playoff contention. The Giants had beaten the Rockies last year 19-2 in game 1 of a doubleheader that they swept, winning the 2nd game 2-1. The Giants came in with a new manager in Gabe Kapler.

The Giants and Rockies lineups:


#15 Ramiel Tapia LF

#11 Kevin Pillar CF

#35 Elías Díaz C

#28 Nolan Arenado 3B

#8 Josh Fuentas 3B

#19 Charlie Blackmon RF

#22 Sam Hillard PR, RF

#9 Daniel Murphy 1B

#25 Matt Kemp DH

#24 Ryan McMahon 2B, SS

#1 Garrett Hampson SS, CF

#14 Tony Wolters C, 2B


#5 Mike Yastrzemski RF

#6 Steven Duggar PH, RF

#12 Alex Dickerson LF

#10 Evan Longoria 3B

#2 Daniel Robertson 3B

#9 Brandon Belt 1B

#48 Pablo Sandoval PH, 1B

#41 Wilmer Flores DH

#33 Darin Ruff PH, DH

#7 Donovan Solano 2B

#35 Brandon Crawford SS

#21 Joey Bart C

#1 Mauricio Dubon CF

Here are the pitchers:


#55 Jon Gray SP

#46 Antonio Santos RP

#37 Jairo Diaz RP

#40 Tyler Kinley RP

#34 Jeff Hoffman RP

#6 Drew Butera RP


#34 Kevin Gausman SP

#59 Andrew Suarez RP

#60 Wandy Peralta RP

The Giants had Kevin Gausman on the mound as their starting pitcher. He was 1-2 heading into the game, and pitched 5 innings. The Rockies had Jon Gray on the mound as their starting pitcher. He was 2-3 heading into the game, and pitcher 2 and 2 thirds innings. He allowed 7 runs while Gausman allowed only 2. Gray had 9 hits and 1 strikeout. Gausman had 2 hits and 5 strikeouts. Antonio Santos came in through the 5th. He allowed 2 runs, 4 hits, and had 2 strikeouts. Andrew Suarez came in for the Giants in the 6th. He pitched into the 8th. He allowed 2 runs, 2 hits, and had 2 strikeouts. Jairo Diaz came in in the 6th for the Rockies, but didn't finish the inning, allowing 7 runs and 6 hits with 1 strikeout. Tyler Kinley came in to finish the inning and pitched through the 7th. He allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, but had 0 strikeouts. Jeff Hoffman came in the 8th, but didn't finish the inning, allowing 4 runs on just 2 hits. Drew Butera came in and pitched through the rest of the game, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits. Wandy Peralta came in in the middle of the 8th, and carried the Giants to victory, allowing only 1 run on 2 hits. It was a very offense filled game with every pitcher allowing a run.


The Giants were the first team to have 3 players to have all had 6 RBIs in a game (Donovan Solano, Brandon Crawford. The Giants tied there San Francisco record for most runs in a game. Alex Dickerson was one homer shy of tying the record for most homers in a game. He had 3 in the game. Alex Dickerson was the first player to hit 1.000 in a game with all hits being multiple base hits. He had 6 at-bats with 1 BB, so he went 5-5 with 3 homers, and 2 doubles. 7 players on the Giants had an RBI.

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