Led by jubilant rookie Elehuris Montero, the Rockies busted out of their drought in an enormous manner on an ideal summer time night time at Coors Field.
The Rockies’ entered Friday night time’s recreation on a five-game shedding skid and had didn’t hit a house run in any of these losses. But Montero rocketed two over the center-field wall, Connor Joe broke out of a deep droop with a solo homer, and the Rockies beat the Giants, 7-4.
And on a day when the Rockies discovered that they misplaced starter Antonio Senzatela for the season with a knee harm, right-hander Jose Urena supplied them with a strong outing. He pitched 6 2/3 innings, permitting three runs on three hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.
Montero’s first homer at Coors Field was a 429-foot, two-run shot within the second inning off San Francisco left-hander Alex Wood. His second was a three-run blast off Wood within the fifth to hike Colorado’s result in 7-0.
That spelled the tip for Wood, who was torched for seven hits, together with Joe’s blast within the fourth and back-to-back doubles by Wynton Bernard and Jose Iglesias within the fifth.
Joe, who started the season as Colorado’s leadoff hitter and on-base specialist, has been in a horrible droop. He entered Friday’s recreation hitting .085 (4-for-47) for the reason that All-Star break and hitting .139 (14-for-101) over his final 30 video games since July 1.
Joe’s homer was his first since June 7, at San Francisco, a drought of 169 at-bats. He additionally hit a single up the center within the eighth.
Urena had been scuffling — massive time. Over this final 5 begins, he was 0-3 — the Rockies 0-5 — with a 7.77 ERA. Last Sunday, he served up three dwelling runs to the Diamondbacks. But he held the Giants scoreless via 5 innings earlier than Joc Pederson sliced a two-out solo homer into the left-field nook within the sixth.
He wobbled within the seventh, strolling Mike Yastrzemski and giving up a two-out single to Brendan Crawford. Enter lefty Lucas Gilbreath, who has not pitched effectively for the reason that All-Star break. He walked pinch hitter J.D. Davis to load the bases after which plunked Joey Bart to pressure in a run. Pinch hitter Austin Slater compounded Gilbreath’s sins by hitting a two-run single, reducing Colorado’s result in 7-4.
Closer Daniel Bard, who had not pitched since Aug. 11, walked Brendan Crawford to open the ninth however struck out Davis, Bart and Slater to notch his twenty fifth save in 27 possibilities. Bard has a 2.11 ERA.