Giants lose 5-4 to Rockies, miss chance in NL wild-card race

Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly within the 11th inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to stay contending San Francisco from gaining flooring within the NL wild-card race by way of beating the Giants Five-Four

SAN FRANCISCO — The Colorado Rockies are decided to do anything else to stick in a crowded Nationwide League playoff race.

The San Francisco Giants know they are able to’t leave out to any extent further alternatives with the robust Padres coming to the city to near out the season.

Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly within the 11th inning, and the Rockies rallied to stay contending San Francisco from gaining flooring within the NL wild-card race by way of beating the Giants Five-Four on Thursday.

“That’s for sure a difficult loss correct there, particularly pondering that we had that one within the bag,” Giants first baseman Brandon Belt stated. “We let up just a little bit too early. We had to stay pushing as an offense and we didn’t. We ended up paying for it.”

Jairo Díaz earned his fourth save by way of getting Austin Slater to flooring right into a game-ending double play. A number of cheering Rockies jumped over the dugout rail celebrating.

The Giants (28-28), winners of 3 in their remaining 5, dropped at the back of idle Cincinnati for the primary NL wild card. The Reds (29-28) consult with Minnesota over the general weekend because the playoff-bound Padres come to San Francisco. 8 NL groups had been nonetheless within the combine for 4 final postseason spots coming into play Thursday.

Trevor Cahill (1-2) took the loss after San Francisco had a possibility within the 10th.

Belt — who homered within the 8th inning to tie the sport on his 1,000th profession hit — and Brandon Crawford had been deliberately walked by way of Daniel Bard (Four-2). The infield drawn in, shortstop Trevor Tale fielded Evan Longoria’s grounder and threw Alex Dickerson out at house as San Francisco didn’t capitalize.

“Tricky play, it’s simply very instinctual. You in reality don’t have time to take into consideration it, you simply more or less attempt to set your self up ahead of the play,” Tale stated. “Longo hits the ball in reality exhausting, he hits it at me so much in reality exhausting so I used to be more or less able for that.”

Tyler Rogers and Caleb Baragar blended to strike out the Colorado facet within the 10th, and the Rockies wound up with a season-high 16 Ks.

Josh Fuentes hit a go-ahead unmarried within the 7th after Charlie Blackmon’s tying groundout.

Kevin Gausman struck out 9 over six innings and Crawford hit an RBI double, however the Giants’ bullpen could not dangle it.

Gausman matched his second-most strikeouts of the season — he had 11 towards Oakland on Aug. 15 — walked one, and allowed two runs on 8 hits. He bounced again with a robust trip at the heels of a loss at Oakland his remaining day out following consecutive successful begins.

The Giants added some other run on a wild pitch by way of Colorado right-hander Chi Chi González in the second one. González is now winless in 4 profession begins towards San Francisco.

Ryan McMahon were given Colorado at the board with an RBI double within the fourth, then Tapia singled in a run 4 batters later.

Colorado had two runners on in each the primary and moment innings however overlooked scoring possibilities.

THE WHOLE STORY

Tale’s secure glove within the 10th made a distinction for Colorado.

“That’s the play that it’s a must to make. You carry the infield in, you attempt to quilt as many spots at the infield as you’ll to stop the bottom ball from beating you,” Rockies supervisor Bud Black stated. “You carry the outfielders in just a little tight, you house them the place our spray charts assume that the hitter’s going to hit the ball, identical at the infield, we had 3 infielders at the left facet and two at the correct. It’s one thing we apply in spring coaching.”

DICKERSON VS. ROX

Dickerson doubled within the first as he persevered to ship towards the Rockies.

In 10 video games this season dealing with Colorado, Dickerson went .462 (18 for 39) with 12 runs, seven doubles, six homers and 10 RBIs.

VISITING THE BAY

The Rockies gained the season collection 6-Four. Colorado went 2-2 at Oracle Park and hasn’t had a successful report in San Francisco since going 6-Three in 2015. The Rockies are 17-26 at Oracle Park because the get started of the 2016 season.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: OF Mike Yastrzemski, who overlooked his 6th directly get started with a light correct calf pressure, flied out as a pinch-hitter to start out the 10th. He once more went thru pregame baseball paintings at the box to turn the Giants he used to be able off the bench. He may well be again within the beginning lineup once Friday, supervisor Gabe Kapler stated. … RHP Jeff Samardzija (shoulder) is within the combine for a go back Friday. He’s Zero-2 making simply 3 begins this season and hasn’t pitched since Aug. 7. “Beginning a recreation is at the desk for us. He’s out at the box taking part in catch making ready for that risk,” Kapler stated. … The Giants proceed to watch RHP Johnny Cueto’s sore hip. “He got here out of his remaining get started feeling excellent. We haven’t any considerations about him making his subsequent get started,” Kapler stated.

UP NEXT

San Francisco hosts San Diego in a doubleheader Friday with Tyler Anderson (Three-Three, Four.53 ERA) beginning some of the video games.

Colorado sends RHP Antonio Senzatela (Five-2, Three.13) to the mound for the primary recreation of Friday’s doubleheader at Arizona.

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