Cueto loses for the first time in 2017 gets rocked by the Rockies 6-5, Bumgarner hurt

April 21, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto heads to the dugout after giving up six runs to the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 21, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski

By Jeremy Kahn

On the same day where the San Francisco Giants learned that their ace Madison Bumgarner will be lost for a consider amount of time, Johnny Cueto lost for the first time this season.

Trevor Story hit a grand slam and Charlie Blackmon hit an inside-the-park home run in a six-run fourth inning, helping the Colorado Rockies defeat the Giants 6-5 at Coors Field.

This was the first time that a team hit a grand slam and an inside-the-park home run since the 2011 Boston Red Sox, and the last National League team to accomplish this feat was the 1950 New York Giants, this according to STATS.

Tyler Chatwood won his second game in a row, just six days after shutting out the Giants on just two hits at AT&T Park.

Chatwood went six innings, allowing four runs, as he evened his record on the young season at 2-2.

The Giants last opportunity came in the top of the eighth inning, as they put two runners on base with just one out; however, Rockies reliever Jake McGee was to get Denard Span to fly out for the second out and then Brandon Belt ended the inning on a popup.

Rockies closer Greg Holland came on in the top of the ninth inning, and retired the Giants in order to earned his ninth save in as many opportunities to start the season.

Cueto lost for the first time in four decisions this season, as he allowed his first ever grand slam to Story in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Blackmon’s inside-the-park home run came when his sinking line drive was lost in the lights by Hunter Pence.

Brandon Barnes hit the last inside-the-park home run for the Rockies on June 14, 2014 against the Giants at AT&T Park.

Cueto pitched just five innings, allowing six runs, as his streak of seven consecutive going back to the 2016 season came to an end.

NOTES: Matt Moore looks to even his record at 2-2 on Saturday afternoon, as he takes the mound and he will face Antonio Senzatela, who is looking for his third win on the season and his second straight over the Giants.

Bumgarner was injured an off-day dirt biking accident, and was placed on the 10-day disabled list for the first time in his major-league career.


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