Senzatela gets 9th win as Rockies beat Giants, 10-8

Vincent De Villiers
Junho 18, 2017

SF Gate reports that the home run, which came in the top of the fifth inning with two men gone, was Samardzija's first big fly as an SF Giant and the third of his entire career.

Kyle Freeland tossed six solid innings, Tony Wolters drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants again, 5-1 on Saturday.

Desmond, who signed a five-year, $70 million contract in the offseason, hasn't showed much power after starting the season on the disabled list. The ball has been taking off in this series - five homers were hit Friday - but outfield defense has been an issue all year, not just in this series.

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"Not to sound greedy, but I think there's more in this lineup", Desmond said. "That's all we want to do. To be able to deliver with two strikes, we needed that". "For me it was nice to help out Senzatela and the team".

Senzatela (9-2) tied Clayton Kershaw, Dallas Keuchel and Jason Vargas for the most wins despite giving up three home runs.

The Rockies improved to 8-1 against the Giants this season by beating them for the seventh straight time. He later said the umpire had a good night overall.

"We won the game and I did my job", Holland said.

Then Desmond blasted a three-run homer for a 6-4 lead.

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Cain gave up three consecutive singles in the second inning as the Rockies took a 1-0 lead.

The Giants got two in the eighth and one more in the ninth off closer Greg Holland, who earned his major league best 24th save.

The Giants (26-43) have lost four straight games and 13 of their past 17 to fall a season-high 17 games below.500. Download the latest podcast here.

"We've got to clean it up a little bit here", Bochy said. Statcast tells us the ball was travelling at 109 miles per hour off Samardzija's bat, and he was the first to realize what he had just done would be leading off a few highlight reels on Major League Baseball recap shows during the next few weeks.

Samardzija said he thought Cederstrom saw the final pitch to LeMahieu in early but thought the ball came back and caught the plate.

The boomerang of emotion circled back at Jeff Samardzija in 5.2 seconds. "I'm out there fighting. That's the way it goes sometimes".

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (left shoulder sprain) is scheduled to pitch a simulated game Sunday morning before the team's series finale against the Rockies. Bettis, who led the Rockies pitchers in wins last season, has been out while receiving chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

Giants catcher Buster Posey and infielder Eduardo Nunez were feeling fine after both left Thursday's game with injuries. "I was just like, 'You've got to be kidding me, '" Span said. He was maybe a bit too zealous - SF Giants announcer Duane Kuiper pointed out that "he nearly broke Slater's forearm on the bash" - but who can really blame him after the colossal crack he had just taken? They could not win Saturday even when Matt Cain set aside his epic road struggles to give them a chance while holding the Rockies to two runs (one earned) in five innings.

A strong offensive performance in their last outing allowed the Colorado Rockies to avoid being swept for the first time this season.

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