The San Francisco Giants did something for the first time all season Friday night by blowing a lead after eight innings, losing 7-4 to the Colorado Rockies in the series opener. Entering Friday's game, the Giants were 35-0 when leading after eight innings.
Sergio Romo blew his third save of the year and second versus the Rockies, allowing a career-high five runs in the top of the ninth. Tim Lincecum earned a no-decision by going six innings, surrendering three hits, two runs and six strikeouts. The Freak recorded his seventh quality start of the season and the Giants are 9-5 in his starts this year.
Even with the loss, the Giants have still won 15 of their last 19 home games against the Rockies. They are 14-8 in series openers and 4-5 on the year facing the Rockies. Michael Morse had two RBI's on the night and is batting .320 on the year with two outs, smacking 24 hits and 25 RBI's. The Giants are 4-4 on their current 10-game homestand with two games left to go.
Since yesterday was Friday the 13th, the Giants have played 48 games on this day since moving to SF in 1958 and have a 27-21 record.
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt took ground balls before yesterday's game and began taking two-handed swings. Manager Bruce Bochy said Belt continues to make progress from his broken left thumb and should return to the team during the month.
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