San Francisco Giants Saturday game wrap: Chatwood tosses rare 5-0 shutout at AT&T

April 15, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

Colorado Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood throws against the San Francisco Giants during a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 15, 2017. Both teams wore number 42 in tribute of Jackie Robinson. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

By Jeremy Kahn

SAN FRANCISCO-This was Tyler Chatwood’s world and the San Francisco Giants were just standing in his way.

Chris Marrero broke up Chatwood’s bid at perfection in the bottom of the sixth inning, as the Colorado Rockies shutout the Giants 5-0 before a sellout crowd of 42,371, the 495th consecutive regular season sellout at AT&T Park.

Chatwood looked dominant from the get go, as he mowed down the first 17 batters he faced until Marrero hit a sharp single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The right-hander struck out four and walked one, as his lowered his earned run average from a whopping 6.35 down to a respectable 3.54.

Chatwood joins Jeff Francis and Ubaldo Jimenez as the only pitchers to throw a shutout over the Giants at AT&T Park.

Joe Panik picked up the only other hit for the Giants in the bottom of the seventh, and Panik was the only Giants baserunner to reach second base during the two hour 25-minute game.

Nolan Arenado supplied all the offense that Chatwood would need, as he hit his fourth home run of the season in the top of the third inning.

The Rockies blew the game wide open in the top of the fourth inning, as Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run single, Dustin Garneau hit a RBI double. Stephen Cardullo rounded out the scoring with a single in the top of the fifth inning.

Jarrett Parker was forced to leave the game after the top of the fourth inning after making a great catch, as he crashed into the left field wall. Parker ran all the way up towards the infleld, where he was grimacing in pain, as trainer Dave Groeschner, manager Bruce Bochy and his teammates looked on. After leaving the game, Parker was replaced in left field by Aaron Hill.

Matt Moore went only 5.2 innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits, while walking three and striking out five.

NOTES: Jeff Samardzija looks for his first win of the 2017 season, as he takes the mound in the series finale for the Giants, while the Rockies will send Antonio Senzatela to the mound.

Francis’ shutout over the Giants came on August 29, 2007 against Noah Lowry, while Jimenez’s shutout was on May 31, 2010, as he defeated then two-time reigning Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum.

Both the Giants and Rockies on-field personnel wore the number 42, as they honored Jackie Robinson, who made his major league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1947.

The number 42 is retired throughout Major League Baseball, and today marked the 20th anniversary of the number being retired by then Commissioner Bud Selig, President Bill Clinton and Rachel Robinson at Shea Stadium in New York.

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