Baseball Toaster Bad Altitude
Rockies 4, Giants 3
2005-08-03 15:24
by Mark T.R. Donohue

The Giants' offense let Jamey Wright repeatedly off the hook (six walks, three earned runs) and Matt Holliday (.627 slugging at home vs. .330 on the road) had a rare big homer away from Coors. Ryan Shealy had a pair of singles. Omar Quintanilla was 2 for 5 with a triple. J.D. Closser was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple. SBC Park is an awfully good ballpark for triples. Especially with Randy Winn playing center field.

Mike DeJean pitched two perfect innings and Brian Fuentes manuevered through the ninth for his 17th save. Well, we have two chances to win a game and our second road series of the year. Let's not blow 'em.

It's worth mentioning that the Giants' lineup after Moises Alou left with a hamstring concern was Omar Vizquel, Winn, J.T. Snow (hitting third with a .347 slugging percentage overall), Edgardo Alfonzo, Ray Durham, Pedro Feliz, Michael Tucker, a catcher named Yamid Haad, and losing pitcher Brett Tomko. Except for Durham, none of those guys are any better than the current model of the Rockies' youth movement, and for considerably more money.

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