The end result wasn't what the Rockies had hoped for -- a 14-4 loss to the Giants on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
The game, however, got off to an explosive start.
Leading off the bottom of the first inning, Charlie Blackmon homered, the 32nd lead-off home run of his career, which ranks 13th all-time. Hall of Fame outfielder Rickey Henderson is the all-time leader with 81 followed by Alfonso Soriano (54) and Hall of Famer Craig Biggio (53). Blackmon is only two shy of moving into a tie for 10th with Ray Durham and Devon White, and three back of No. 9 Bobby Bonds.
The Rockies lost 14-4 on Tuesday night, eighth highest run total the Giants have had against the Rockies, and the 12th time the Giants have scoered 13 or more runs against the Rockies. Eleven of those games have come in Denver -- 10 times at Coors Field and once at Mile High Stadium.
Raimel Tapia is playing himself into extended playing time. After going 3-for-17 in his first five games of the season, he is 17-for-48 in his last 14 games, raising his season average to .308.
Ian Desmond had two triples on Tuesday night, the 18th time at Coors Field that a Rockies player has had two triples in a game in Denver, including three at Mile High Stadium, where the Rockies played in 1993 and 1994 while Coors Field was being built. Desmond was the first player with two triples in a game at Coors Field since Trevor Story, also against the Giants, on April 13, 2016.