San Francisco at Colorado

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Rockies 5, Giants 4

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DENVER -- Joe Kennedy outpitched Jason Schmidt and had two hits to help the Colorado Rockies end an eight-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

Colorado finally got good pitching and clutch hitting on the same night, using aggressive baserunning and Kennedy's strongest outing of the season to end two weeks of frustration.

Rookie Clint Barmes led Colorado's offense from the No. 2 spot, driving in a run with a nice push bunt, stealing two bases and tying a team record by getting hit by a pitch twice.

Pedro Feliz homered for the second straight night for San Francisco, which couldn't overcome Colorado's four-run third inning off Schmidt to lose to the Rockies for the first time in five games this season.

Schmidt (2-1) was superb his first two starts this season, but never seemed to get comfortable this time around. The two-time All-Star allowed four runs in five innings to double his total for the season and gave up eight hits, including two to Kennedy, a career .156 hitter.

Kennedy (1-1) wasn't bad on the mound, either.

Using his big-breaking curveball and diving changeup to keep the Giants guessing, Kennedy allowed just three hits in the first five innings. He gave up a run on Mike Matheny's sacrifice fly in the second inning, then Feliz hit a solo homer off him in the sixth to cut Colorado's lead to 4-2.

Kennedy was lifted in the seventh inning after giving up a two-out double to Jason Ellison that left-fielder Matt Holliday misjudged. Kennedy allowed two runs and seven hits, benefiting from two key double plays, including one in the sixth inning that first baseman Todd Helton completed with a sprawling catch up the line on Aaron Miles' relay throw.

Colorado went up 5-2 in the sixth on Holliday's run-scoring single off Jerome Williams -- his first career relief appearance after 44 starts -- and Chin-Hui Tsao gave up a two-run homer to Michael Tucker before finishing for his first career save for the Rockies.

Schmidt has had plenty of success against the Rockies, particularly at Coors Field, where he was 4-0 in nine career appearances.

He clearly didn't have his best stuff this time around.

The right-hander hit the second batter he faced (Barmes) and the Rockies had runners on second and third in the first inning after Preston Wilson's single -- the first hit by a right-hander in 17 at-bats against Schmidt this season.

Schmidt got out of that inning, but wasn't so fortunate in the third.

He allowed consecutive singles to Kennedy and Miles, then couldn't get over in time to cover first on Barmes' perfectly-placed push bunt that scored one run. Wilson followed with a two-run double to the corner in right, and Brad Hawpe made it 4-1 with a bloop single to center.

Schmidt walked three and struck out five.

Notes

Helton has reached base in all 10 games this season. ... The Rockies had five stolen bases, including a double steal by Holliday and Desi Relaford in the fifth inning, their most since getting five against Milwaukee on Sept. 29, 2001. ... Feliz's homer in the sixth inning was the 400th at Coors Field on Saturday.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

J. Kennedy
IP 6.2
H 7
ER 2
BB 2
K 2
Colorado

P. Wilson
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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San Francisco Giants
Jason Ellison, RF-CF5020000 .375
Omar Vizquel, SS5010013 .268
Ray Durham, 2B5020001 .226
Pedro Feliz, LF4111002 .333
Edgardo Alfonzo, 3B2100201 .459
Marquis Grissom, CF3020001 .342
    Jeff Fassero, P0000000 .000
   a- Deivi Cruz, PH1000001 .167
    Armando Benitez, P0000000 .000
J.T. Snow, 1B3010000 .393
Mike Matheny, C3111003 .333
Jason Schmidt, P2000011 .286
    Jerome Williams, P0000000 .000
    Michael Tucker, RF2112011 .250
Totals3541142314 
a-grounded out for Fassero in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jason Ellison (1, Kennedy), Omar Vizquel (4, Tsao), Ray Durham 2 (2, Kennedy, Fuentes), Mike Matheny (5, Tsao)
HR - Pedro Feliz (3, Kennedy), Michael Tucker (2, Tsao)
SF - Mike Matheny (1)
RBI - Pedro Feliz (14), Mike Matheny (7), Michael Tucker 2 (8)
Team LOB - 8
San Francisco Giants
Jason Schmidt (L,2-1) 5844350 3.00
Jerome Williams 0.2111200 2.35
Jeff Fassero 1.1000000 1.59
Armando Benitez 1100000 9.82
HBP - Barmes (by Jason Schmidt), Barmes (by Jerome Williams)
WP - Jason Schmidt (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Schmidt 102-57, Jerome Williams 23-9, Jeff Fassero 12-8, Armando Benitez 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Schmidt 9-1, Jerome Williams 1-0, Jeff Fassero 2-2, Armando Benitez 2-1
Batters Faced - Jason Schmidt 27, Jerome Williams 5, Jeff Fassero 4, Armando Benitez 4
Colorado Rockies
Aaron Miles, 2B4110000 .351
Clint Barmes, SS2121000 .421
Todd Helton, 1B3100212 .343
Preston Wilson, CF4122103 .226
Matt Holliday, LF4021013 .250
Bradley Hawpe, RF3011011 .273
   a- Luis Gonzalez, PH-RF1000002 .353
Desi Relaford, 3B2000210 .300
J.D. Closser, C4000014 .160
Joe Kennedy, P3120002 .250
    Bobby Seay, P0000000 .000
   b- Michael Restovich, PH1000000 .333
    Brian Fuentes, P0000000 .000
    Chin-Hui Tsao, P0000000 .000
Totals3151055517 
a-flied out for Hawpe in the 6th
b-lined out for Seay in the 7th
Batting
2B - Preston Wilson (1, Schmidt)
SH - Aaron Miles (3), Clint Barmes (1)
RBI - Clint Barmes (9), Preston Wilson 2 (7), Matt Holliday (5), Bradley Hawpe (4)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Holliday (4), Bradley Hawpe (2)
SB - Clint Barmes 2 (2, 2nd base off Schmidt/Matheny, 2nd base off Williams/Matheny), Preston Wilson (1, 2nd base off Schmidt/Matheny), Matt Holliday (2, 3rd base off Schmidt/Matheny), Desi Relaford (1, 2nd base off Schmidt/Matheny)
CS - Clint Barmes (1, 3rd base by Williams/Matheny)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Miles-Barmes-Helton, Relaford-Miles-Helton
Colorado Rockies
Joe Kennedy (W,1-1) 6.2722221 9.00
Bobby Seay (H,1) 0.1000010 4.50
Brian Fuentes (H,2) 1100000 4.76
Chin-Hui Tsao (S,1) 1322001 9.00
HBP - Snow (by Joe Kennedy)
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Kennedy 97-59, Bobby Seay 3-3, Brian Fuentes 15-10, Chin-Hui Tsao 26-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Kennedy 8-8, Brian Fuentes 2-1, Chin-Hui Tsao 1-2
Batters Faced - Joe Kennedy 28, Bobby Seay 1, Brian Fuentes 4, Chin-Hui Tsao 6
Game Information
Attendance - 23439
Game Time - 2:50
Temperature - 66
Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Brian O'Nora