Jhoulys Chacin was magnificent on the mound tonight as he was able to limit the Giants to one hit over seven innings of work on his way to getting the victory as the Rockies held on for a 5-4 victory.
He had a no hitter until Brandon Crawford singled with two outs in the seventh inning. This was the longest no hit bid that a Rockies pitcher has ever had at Coors Field. The bullpen tried to give away the lead in the eighth inning but they were able to hang on for the one run victory. The Rockies were able to pick up the series victory against the Giants, which makes two straight series wins.
Chacin finished the game going seven innings allowing one un earned run on one hit, issued two walks and struck out nine batters. The nine strikeouts for Chacin is a season high for him this year. He seemed to have all of his stuff working on the night and was able to limit the Giants offense all night long. He worked around three Rockies errors which elevated his pitch count, but he never lost focus at all after they happened. Wilton Lopez came in to pitch the eighth inning and gave up back to back singles after getting the first guy out. Weiss then went with Josh Outman to pitch to Brandon Belt, and Belt drilled a ground rule double to get one run in. The Giants then added two more runs to cut the Rockies lead to just one. Rex Brothers came in and shut the Giants down in the ninth inning to pick up his 14th save of the year.
The Rockies only managed to get seven hits on the night, but they were timely hits and they were able to get five runs out of them. The big hit for the Rockies was a bases loaded ground rule double off of the bat of Yorvit Torrealba which extended the Rockies lead in the seventh inning. Troy Tulowitzki and Wilin Rosario each remained hot at the plate as they each went 2 for 3 on the night.
The Rockies have earned a night off so they will take tomorrow off before getting back to action on Friday night against the Reds.