San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Nolan Arenado smacked a three-run
homer in the first inning and the Colorado Rockies swept the San Francisco
Giants with a 4-2 win on Wednesday night.
Tyler Matzek (1-0) surrendered a run on five hits and a walk over six innings
for the Rockies, who improved to 7-2 on the young campaign.
Adam Ottavino struck out two in a perfect ninth to notch his second save of
Tim Lincecum allowed four runs — three earned — on six hits and a walk over
five frames for San Francisco, which has dropped six straight games. Matt
Duffy cracked a solo shot in defeat.
The Rockies raced out to a healthy lead after plating three runs in the first
Charlie Blackmon walked to start the game and moved to second on Carlos
Gonzalez’s groundout. Troy Tulowitzki singled and after Justin Morneau struck
out, Arenado banged an 0-2 changeup into the seats in left-center field for
his three-run shot.
“It stayed up a little bit, that’s all,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of
the changeup. “He made two good pitches earlier.”
San Francisco answered with a run in the home first, but Colorado got it back
in the second.
Angel Pagan hit a one-out single to right-center field before Blackmon’s
sacrifice fly made it 4-1.
Duffy belted his one-out blast deep into the seats in left in the eighth.
Colorado was 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while San Francisco
finished 1-for-7 … Pagan went 3-for-4 … Arenado has three homers and 10
RBI so far this season.