SAN FRANCISCO – The gulls were gathering in the Hitchcockian style, most of the 37,244 crowd at AT & T Park had departed a long time ago, and the Rockies offense was fighting once again.
Until the 12th inning when Carlos Gonzalez came through a two-game winning game, full of bases and two outs for a 5-3 win over the Giants.
"So many guys came for us tonight," Gonzalez said. "It all came down to me, with the bases loaded, and I was able to contribute." After (San Francisco) came back to tie the game, we stayed positive in the dugout and pushed each other.
"Whoever receives a big blow, does not matter. It does not matter if it's me or someone else. It's always great to get a series with a win, for sure. "
Gonzalez's two RBIs gave him 700 in his career with the Rockies, becoming the fifth player in franchise history to reach that milestone. 19659002] In the decisive 12th, the Rockies loaded the bases on a pass by pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta, Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado.The special delivery of CarGo was a soft lining to the right field of right Cory Gearrin. smart at-bats the Rockies have needed, but they often missed during the first quarter of the season.
"We had patience and we did not expand the zone in the 12th inning," manager Bud Black said. at bat quality. "Chris gave a good example with that first at-bat."
Colorado improved to 17-9 on the road, thanks in large part to a bullpen that shut the Giants in six innings. Bryan Shaw struck out the team in the seventh inning, Adam Ottavino threw two innings, allowing one hit and striking out three. Left-hander Jake McGee threw two whitened frames, and Wade Davis picked up his 16th save in 18 chances. McGee pitched two full innings for the first time since August 24, 2014 for Tampa Bay at a game in Toronto.
"I pitched only seven pitches in my first inning, so I thought I could go back," McGee said. . "To get this victory tonight, in 12 innings, it was great for us."
Black, obviously, was delighted with the job the bullpen gave him.
"That was Yeoman's work, for sure," Black said. . "Bryan gave us a good start, throwing aggressively and striking the team."
Shadowed, but certainly not forgotten in the night's win, it was a start of a milestone for veteran Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis.  One year and one day after being declared cancer free, Bettis continued his encore performance. He was hitting all the right notes until the sixth inning, when he walked with Buster Posey, preparing Brandon Belt's two-run home run that just cleared the wall in right field. Belt's explosion tied the game 3-3 and became the first Giant in home runs in four consecutive home games since Randy Winn did it from September 16-30, 2005.
Bettis finished his six-year period tickets after three races with five strikeouts and two walks. He did not receive any decision, and after nine starts, he is 4-1 with a 3.27 ERA.
"It has been amazing for me," said Bettis. "Only with all the guys in the clubhouse who have been with me for a whole year, every step of the way." Having been diagnosed twice, being on the other side now, means a lot to me, how tight a group is. "
On March 10 last year, in the middle of spring training, during a scheduled cancer screening regularly, abnormalities appeared, and a subsequent biopsy showed that Bettis's testicular cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, and instead of continuing his career in baseball completely, Bettis began chemotherapy on March 20. He had 21 infusions distributed in nine. Weeks
Surprisingly, he returned to make nine starts last season, finishing 2-4 with a 5.05 ERA.  The Rockies' incredible offense disappeared again on Thursday night, going blank for nine straight innings until that Gonzalez delivered, Colorado had an opportunity in the tenth place after the consecutive singles of Gerardo Parra y Arenado, who won No hit in the box. But Gonzalez – 0-for-4 with a walk at that point – punished to fizzle the rally.
Trevor Story opened on the 11th with a single, but Ian Desmond, plunged into a depression that deepens every day, could not get a bunt and then connected to a double play. Desmond is now hitting .167.
The bottom half of the Rockies' lineup, an albatross much of the season, had a great moment in a second inning of three runs against left-hander Jeff Samardzija of San Francisco. Story, the five-hole hitter, started the surge with a single out bloop to the right, followed by a walk by Desmond. After Tony Wolters committed a foul, second baseman Daniel Castro – a .148 batter entering the game – skidded a two-run double and two runs down the right-field line. Bettis helped his own cause by driving in Castro with a simple single to right field to put Colorado ahead 3-0.
Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland (3-4), 3.42 ERA) in Giants LHP Derek Holland (2-4, 4.79) 8:15 p.m., Friday; ATTRM, 850 AM
Freeland is in a very good place. He's 3-1 with a 1.65 ERA in these last four starts, pitching in the seventh inning each time and limiting opponents to a .175 average during that span. It comes off an excellent start against the Brewers, marred only by four walks allowed in more than 6 ⅓ innings without allowing runs in Colorado's 4-0 win. Freeland allowed four hits and struck out six. In his only start at AT & T Park, on June 28 of last season, Freeland took the loss, allowing four runs and seven hits in six innings. The Giants hit him two homers. The Netherlands are coming off a solid start on Sunday against the Pirates when they beat a season mark of five walks to throw 6 ⅓ innings without scoring. He was charged with four hits and struck out seven. The Rockies have limited experience against the Netherlands, except catcher Chris Iannetta, who batted .357 (10 of 28) with two doubles, one home run and six RBIs against the southpaw.
Saturday: Rockies RHP Jon Gray (4-5, 4.85) at Giants RHP Chris Stratton (3-3, 4.60), 2:05 p.m. ATTRM
Sunday: Rockies LHP Tyler Anderson (3-1, 4.30) in Giants LHP Ty Blach (3-4, 4.20), 2:05 p.m. ATTRM
Monday: Rockies RHP German Marquez (2-5, 5.15) at Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (2-1, 2.67), 8:10 p.m.