Rewind: Giants vs Rockies, Game #1

The Giants were looking to get back into the win column after losing a series to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Giants ace, Jason Schmidt took the mound on Friday night, hoping to do just that for the team against the Colorado Rockies

Jason Schmidt, the recipient National League Pitcher award for May, pitched another great game for the San Francisco Giants, achieving his seventh straight win of the season. Schmidt pitched six innings, gave up two runs on five hits and struck out nine.

The Colorado Rockies score twice in the beginning of the game. With no outs and a runner on second, Royce Clayton hit a line drive to center field, driving in Aaron Miles. Todd Helton followed with a walk, moving Clayton over to second. Clayton proceeded to steal third base, then scored on Vinny Castilla's sacrifice fly.

The Giants managed to tie it up in the third inning. With Dustan Mohr on second, Neifi Perez homered into left field, his second of the season. This homer was the first of four that were hit that night.

The Giants' bats came alive in the fifth and sixth inning. Barry Bonds hit his 673rd career home run in the fifth off of Jeff Fassero, with a runner on base, tacking another two runs on the board for San Francisco. Bonds has a .325 average at Coors Field. Pedro Feliz and Deivi Cruz both hit consecutive singles, setting it up for catcher, A.J. Pierzynski. Pierzynski, who was slightly slumping, jacked one to deep right field, the third homer of the game and his third of the season. The Giants were now five runs up in the game after the fifth.

However, this wasn't it for San Francisco. In the sixth inning, Fassero was replaced by Allan Simpson. After giving up five runs in the fifth, which broke the tie, Fassero was given the loss in the game. Edgardo Alfonzo, who was 2-for-5 in the game, singled to center fielder Jeromy Burnitz. After Marquis Grissom flied out, Barry Bonds followed with a walk, his 74th of the season (39 intentional). Pedro Feliz then hit his eighth double of the season to drive in Alfonzo. This started another rally for the Giants. Cruz hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Bonds and move Feliz over to third. Pierzynski walked with two outs on the board. Dustan Mohr hit his third roundtripper of the season, a three-run homer, to left field. Schmidt ending the inning by striking out swinging, but much damage was already done. The Giants tacked on one more run in the eighth inning to give them thirteen runs in the game.

The Rockies did make a good attempt at cutting down the Giants lead. Luis Gonzalez hit a solo shot to center field in the seventh inning. In the eighth, Helton added two more runs for the Rockies with a two-run homer to center field. Burnitz and Castilla both homered in the game, but the Rockies couldn't score enough runs to catch up to the Giants.

Both teams managed to hit four home runs each in the game, but the San Francisco Giants had timely hits with runners on base to give them a high lead in the game. The 13 runs are a season high for the San Francisco Giants.

SFDugout.com Player of the Game Dustan Mohr. He hasn't produced much in the games he has played, but tonight he shined going 4-for-4 in the game, a career high. Also, recognition to Neifi Perez for his second home run of the season. We all know he's not known for the number of home runs he hits, so with two in the bag, that's a big deal.



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