His team mired in another midsummer nosedive, Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort had seen enough and was finally going to do something about it.
Hunter Pence hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth and, more than three months after he homered in the early innings, led the Giants over the Rockies 4-2 in a game resumed after being suspended on May 22 because of rain.
The Colorado Rockies have activated third baseman Nolan Arenado from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-hander Christian Friedrich to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Stephen Strasburg bounced back from his worst outing of the season with 7 2-3 strong innings, and Jayson Werth had two doubles and three RBIs in the Washington Nationals’ 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Walt Weiss can’t ever remember watching a bases clearing wild pitch. The Colorado Rockies manager hopes to never see anything like that happen to his team again.
The Colorado Rockies have lost right-handed pitchers Guillermo Moscoso, Zach Putnam and Josh Roenicke along with infielder Tommy Field, who were all claimed off outright waivers.
Johnny Cueto withstood a rough start to pitch effectively for six innings, Ryan Ludwick hit two home runs, and the Cincinnati Reds won their season-high ninth straight by beating the Colorado Rockies 9-7 on Saturday night.
Will Venable drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and Everth Cabrera had two hits and scored twice as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Sunday.
Christian Friedrich got rattled again. This time, leadoff walks got him in trouble and the Colorado Rockies left-hander wasn’t able to work his way out of a jam in the fifth inning.
Christian Friedrich pitched six strong innings, Josh Rutledge had two hits and two RBIs in his major league debut and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Friday night.