Giants Bounce Back at Altitude as Casali Homers Twice and Yaz Smashes Game Winner in Ninth; Doval Closes Out Rox for Sixth Save

This was a good game against an inferior team in which we stayed aggressive on the road. This was a bullpen game for the Rockies, and they used seven pitchers. If we had lost I’d have been enraged, because we were scoring runs and took the lead early in this one only to allow the Rockies back in it twice.

Alex Wood only went four and a third, and Dominic Leone and Tyler Rodgers were unable to hold the Rockies down, despite being handed the lead. The Giants led 4 – 1, allowed the Rox to tie it 4 -4, then the guys took the lead 6 – 4 and allowed them back in it to tie it 6 -6.

John Brebbia had a bounce back night, though. He struck out three and held the eighth. Camilo Doval touched 100mph three times as he closed it out. He shows greater command with each outing.

Tommy La Stella returned to the lineup as the DH for just one AB, but grounded out on a comebacker to the Rockies’ starter Antonio Senzatela. LaMonte Wade, Jr. was cold, but drew a leadoff walk. Yaz is starting to warm up, which is great, but the hero tonight was Casali.

Two homers by Curt Casali drove in four runs. Wilmer Flores had a pinch-hit sac fly that brought one in, the Giants took advantage of a Rockies error to get one home and, finally, a Mike Yastrzemski solo shot in the top of the ninth was the difference in the game.

Last season we were the only team to go up to Denver and sweep the Rockies at altitude. We swept them at home last week, and it seems we are the better team. I’d like to see another sweep this week.

Let’s go Giants! Pound the Rocks! Smash the Rocks!

Let’s sweep ’em again!

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