After a 3-3 road trip, the San Francisco Giants opened up their seven-game homestand with a sloppy loss Monday night, dropping the series opener 3-2 to the Colorado Rockies. The team committed four errors, a balk and grounded into four double-plays.
The Giants have recorded seven errors in their last four games and the Rockies have won four straight games at AT&T Park. The team is 4-8 versus the Rockies this season, 25-25 against the National League West and 10-15 at home facing their division rivals. The Giants are 15-20 in one-run games.
Before Monday's game, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the team will skip Tim Lincecum's next start and Yusmeiro Petit will replace him on Thursday. Lincecum has struggled his last six starts, going 1-3 with a 9.96 ERA. On the year, he is 10-9 with a 4.64 ERA in 27 starts and the team is 16-11 in his starts this year.
As a starter, Petit is 1-2 with a 6.32 ERA in six starts and opponents are batting .276 against him, while going 2-1 with a 1.84 ERA in 27 games as a reliever. He is holding the opposition to a .177 batting average. The club also made a roster move by calling up George Kontos and optioning Adam Duvall back to Triple-A Fresno.
The Giants also confirmed that Marco Scutaro won't return this season and his tenure with the club looks to be finished. Scutaro's legacy was forever cemented during the last two months of 2012 and the entire postseason with clutch hits. The Giants have three games left with the Rockies before welcoming the Milwaukee Brewers to town Friday night for a three-game series.
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