Nate Schierholtz's two-run homer was his fifth of the season. (David Zalubowski/AP)
By Cheng Sio / MLB.com
The first of Ryan Garko's two homers added to the Giants' early lead and appeared to have San Francisco on its way to a tie with Colorado atop the NL Wild Card standings, but Joe Martinez and the bullpen had no answer for the Rockies in a costly seven-run bottom of the sixth.
BATTING 2B: Molina, B (24, De La Rosa, J), Martinez, J (1, De La Rosa, J), Sandoval 2 (37, De La Rosa,
J, Daley). HR: Schierholtz (5, 2nd inning off De La Rosa, J, 1 on, 1 out), Garko 2 (13, 3rd inning
off De La Rosa, J, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Daley, 1 on, 1 out), Rowand (12, 8th inning off Daley, 0 on, 1 out), Sandoval
(19, 9th inning off Herges, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Sandoval 8; Martinez, J 3; Molina, B 2; Rowand 5; Garko
8; Schierholtz 4; Winn. RBI: Rowand 2 (53), Schierholtz 2 (26), Garko 4 (51), Winn (46), Sandoval
2 (72). 2-out RBI: Garko 2; Winn. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out:
Winn. Team RISP: 4-for-8. Team LOB: 3.
WP: Miller, Ju, De La Rosa, J 2. Pitches-strikes:
Martinez, J 73-51, Miller, Ju 33-15, Valdez, M 38-19, Howry 25-15, De La Rosa, J 83-57, Morales, F 10-7, Daley 26-18, Betancourt,
R 1-1, Herges 10-6, Street 8-6. Groundouts-flyouts: Martinez, J 9-2, Miller, Ju 0-0, Valdez, M 0-1,
Howry 1-2, De La Rosa, J 7-3, Morales, F 1-1, Daley 0-1, Betancourt, R 0-0, Herges 1-0, Street 0-0. Batters
faced: Martinez, J 24, Miller, Ju 7, Valdez, M 7, Howry 6, De La Rosa, J 26, Morales, F 3, Daley 6, Betancourt, R 1, Herges
3, Street 2. Inherited runners-scored: Valdez, M 1-0, Howry 3-2, Betancourt, R 1-0. Umpires:
HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Jim Joyce. Weather: 94 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind:
5 mph, R to L. T: 3:15. Att: 47,178. Venue: Coors Field. August 22, 2009 August 22, 2009
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