A long strange Tuesday night began with a rare collapse by aching starter Jorge De La Rosa saw the Rockies stage an improbable rally lose the lead then come back — again — to beat the Giants 9-8.
The telling blow was a leadoff ninth-inning solo homer by Michael Cuddyer into the left-field bleachers off Sergio Romo. It was Cuddyer's second homer of the night coming on the back of a three-run shot in the fifth that brought the Rockies back to life.
In a game that took 4 hours 2 minutes Colorado's dormant road offense finally came to life. The Rockies smashed 14 hits — at AT&T Park. That's not a typo.
Closer Rex Brothers finally ended the madness getting Marco Scutaro to ground out to second baseman DJ LeMahieu with two men out.
The Giants who pounded seven Rockies pitchers for 14 hits knotted the game 8-8 in the eighth. They plated two runs on a single by Hunter Pence who finished the night with six RBIs. The Colorado reliever who coughed up the runs? Wilton Lopez who was supp...