Rewind: Giants vs Rockies, Game #2

After a two-hour rain delay, the Giants faced an old teammate, Rockies left-handed starting pitcher, Shawn Estes, who only gave up one run to the Giants, snapping their winning streak.

Giants' starter Kirk Rueter, gave up five runs on six innings allowing one homer, while striking out four. He gave up two runs to the Rockies at the start of the game. With Todd Helton on first, Vinny Castilla tripled to right to drive in Helton from first. Larry Walker then followed with a bunt single to score Castilla.

The Giants cut the Rockies lead by one when they scored in the top of the fourth. Neifi Perez started off the inning by drawing a walk. Pedro Feliz, who played first in the game, hit his 16th double of the season. It was now 2-1 Rockies. However, the Rockies gained a bigger lead with Todd Greene's three-run homer at the bottom of the inning.

The Giants were unable to catch up to the Rockies as Estes continued to pitch a great game. Estes pitched eight innings, giving up eight hits and allowing only one run.

In the bottom of the seventh, Kirk Rueter was replaced by Felix Rodriguez. Rodriguez was unable to keep the Rockies to their five runs as he gave up two homers in the inning, the first to Matt Holiday and the other to Greene. Greene did a huge part in helping the Rockies cause by driving in four runs in the game, which was more than enough for the Rockies to win the game 7-1.

GAME NOTES: The Giants fall to 1.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rueter is still looking for his 100th win as a San Francisco Giant. Cody Ransom, who normally would play shortstop, made an appearance in the outfield for the first time in the bottom of the eighth.



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