There was a blowout, which the Giants won, 19-2 in Game 1 of the Monday doubleheader against the Rockies at Coors Field. And then there was that hold-your-breath, 2-1 Game 2 that the Giants won. Surprised? Don't be. Among MLB teams thave have played at least 500 doubleheaders, the Giants have the second best all-time winning percentrage in doubleheaders. They trail only the Yankees.
At the Plate
There are bad days, and then there was Monday for the Rockies. It's not just that they got swept in a doubleheader at Coors Field by the Giants, but they only managed to score a total of three runs. The games marked the sixth and seventh times this season the Rockies have scored two or fewer runs at Coors Field. They are 0-7 in the games.
On the Mound
The Rockies have played 1,984 regular season games at Coors Field. They are 1091-893 all-time. Game 2 on Monday was only the 17th time in the history of Coors Field that the Rockies allowed two or fewer runs in a game and lost. It was the first time since May 8, 2015 when they dropped a game stopped after 5 1/3 innings to the Dodgers. The most amazing of the losses in which they gave up two runs? How about an 18-inning, 2-1 loss to the Diamondbacks on Aug. 15, 2006? The Rockies also lost a 2-1 decision to the Marlins on April 24, 1993, but that was at Mile High Stadium, where the Rockies played the 1993-94 seasons.
The doubleheader sweep marked the first time the Giants have won back-=to-back games at Coors Field since May 28-29, 2016. The Rockies had won 20 of 24 at home from the Giants before being swept in the doubleheader on Monday.