SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joc Pederson won a World Series championship with the Atlanta Braves last season and…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joc Pederson, who won a World Series championship last season with the Atlanta Braves, was expected to pitch in one game in San Francisco this season, but instead it was only in September.
Logan Webb struck out five over seven innings to win for the fourth time in five starts, and the Giants continued their dominance this season with a 5-2 win over the Rockies on Tuesday night.
Pederson hit his first home run of the year, his 23rd, and later added an RBI triple, but it’s hard to make ends meet.
“It’s not fun, I like playing in the game,” Pederson said. “I signed up here after this team won 107 games. Things didn’t go our way, they happen, but I don’t like to play meaningful baseball.”
Pederson hit his career-leading 25th homer and second of the year — also on April 24 in Washington — and Mike Yastrzemski added a sacrifice fly in the inning off Rockies right-hander German Marquez (8-13).
San Francisco gave Webb (15-9) plenty of run support as JD Davis homered to start the fourth. But Camilo Doval had to work out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth on Alan Trejo’s RBI single to end the 2-hour, 33-minute game.
While Webb fell short of the 200-inning goal, 15 wins would make him the first Giants pitcher to win that many games since Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto in 2016.
“It’s great to be in the same company with those guys,” Webb said.
Tyro Estrada drove in a home run as the Giants beat Colorado for the sixth straight time to take a 12-5 advantage in the 2022 season.
Marquez was tagged for three runs and six strikeouts over six innings with six strikeouts and one walk. His 13 losses are a career high.
Charlie Blackmon hit an RBI single in the first to give Colorado a 1-0 lead that would not last long.
Former big leaguer Jay Bruce, who retired after last season, worked out with Giants starter Ford Proctor in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, and promised the young infielder and catcher that the call would be there.
“Making Aumont proud,” Bruce said. “Everyone at Beaumont is thrilled to be able to do what he’s doing to make his dream a reality.”
Bruce, who played for San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler on the Phillies, first flew home to Proctor and then headed home on a red-eye flight.
“Luckily this is one of my favorite places I’ve ever played, so it’s great to be able to come and see him start his journey on his own, passing the torch for Beaumont,” Bruce said. “It was good to see him.
Rockies: CF Jonathan Daza went down in the third with a concussion, and his left ankle was tender but not expected to require treatment. He ran a lot to hit the first throw and landed awkwardly on his left foot. … RHP Carlos Estevez has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list and is experiencing “flu-like symptoms,” according to manager Bud Black. Colorado recalled LHP Ty Blach from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill the roster spot. … INF Brendan Rodgers (strained left foot) and SS Jose Iglesias (bruised right hand) are close to returning, likely with Iglesias in the next two days. Rodgers went through baseball activities on Tuesday and could come off the injured list if he’s eligible later this week. “This is an opportunity. We’ll see how these next couple of days go as far as the job goes,” Black said.
Giants: 1B Brandon Belt is recovering well from season-ending surgery on his strained right knee on Sept. 3. “He’s doing great,” Kapler said. He feels better now than he did before surgery. It’s a big deal. … There’s a lot of optimism around Brandon right now.
RHP Jose Urena (3-7, 5.51 ERA) pitches the middle game of the series for the Rockies after last Thursday’s loss to the Coors Field Giants. This is the first time he has faced the same club in back-to-back starts this year and has not been in San Francisco. The Giants have not named him a starter.
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