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Rockies broadcast hilariously blurs out scoreboard in Giants' blowout win

Rockies broadcast hilariously blurs out scoreboard in Giants' blowout win

The Giants began their Monday doubleheader with the Colorado Rockies with a bang, beating their division rivals 19-2. 

San Francisco scored 16 unanswered in the first six innings before Colorado scored its first run of the day. The Rockies trailed by 13 runs entering the bottom of the fourth inning, when AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain analyst Ryan Spilborghs blurred out the scoreboard with the telestrator.

Spilborghs and play-by-play broadcaster Drew Goodman told their producer to remove the score bug from the broadcast, but according to Awful Announcing, the former decided to take matters into his own hands when the graphic remained on-screen. He scribbled over the score, and it stayed that way for the next couple of innings, according to the site. 

The first game of Monday's doubleheader marked the Rockies' worst defeat of the season. Colorado lost by more runs than any other game in 2019, and allowed a season-high 19 runs. By the time the Rockies' broadcasters obscured the scoreboard, the box score looked more like something out of "Space Jam" than a July baseball game involving one of the five lowest-scoring teams in the sport, and the new-look graphic added to the absurdity of it all. 

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Spilborghs might not be able to put away the pen just yet, though. The Giants have scored double-digit runs in consecutive games twice this season, including against the Rockies in early May. 

If a repeat performance is in the cards at 5:40 p.m. PT on Monday night, viewers in Colorado could need to keep their phones handy to check the score. 

How Giants rookie Logan Webb impressed Mike Krukow in his MLB debut

How Giants rookie Logan Webb impressed Mike Krukow in his MLB debut

Giants rookie Logan Webb stepped on the mound at Chase Field in his MLB debut Saturday night and threw three straight balls before allowing a leadoff single to Jarrod Dyson. 

That was the start to an inning that could have spiraled out of control for San Francisco's top pitching prospect. Instead, he allowed just one earned run -- another scored on an Evan Longoria error -- but Webb refused to show any signs of frustration. 

“He had an opportunity to completely let that go awry in the first inning and he didn’t, he pitched through an error, he minimized the damage," Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow said Monday on KNBR. "... He came out in the bottom half of the second inning and just goes bang, bang, bang. Shutdown inning. Gets his team back in the dugout and he had two or three times he could have peed down his leg and he didn’t.”

Krukow also noted that Webb had to battle a tight strike zone in his first taste of the big leagues. The rookie only showed one instance where it affected him -- that harrowing first inning -- but didn't let it snowball. 

Webb struck out seven batters and didn't give up another run after the first inning, earning the win in his first major league start. The Giants have shuffled through multiple young pitchers this season, but none have impressed Krukow like Webb did. 

"I thought that this guy showed better than Beede has in his last four or five starts. I thought he showed better than Menez showed in his starts," Krukow said. "I didn’t think that this guy let the situation get out of hand, and again this was his first big league start.”

The Giants designated Travis Bergen for assignment Sunday, keeping Webb on the big league roster. His next start should come sometime this week against the A's with the Bay Bridge Series moving to Oakland. 

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"I really can't wait for it," Krukow said on Webb's next start. "I think he's that type of guy. He's got a football background. He was a quarterback. And he has that mentality where he just charges. And I love the fact that he handled the adrenaline." 

Webb, who actually grew up an A's fan in Rocklin, will feel plenty of adrenaline in his next start as well. If Sunday was any indication, however, he knows exactly how to find his groove.

When will Giants call up red-hot Triple-A power prospect Jaylin Davis?

When will Giants call up red-hot Triple-A power prospect Jaylin Davis?

SAN FRANCISCO -- There's never a bad time to hit five homers in two games, but Jaylin Davis might wish he had been around the Giants organization in April or May. A tear like that would get any player a look back then, and Mike Gerber and Mac Williamson were among the outfielders who got a call to the big leagues after getting hot in Triple-A. 

But the Giants are in a much different place a few months later, with no vacancy in the outfield. Kevin Pillar starts every day, Mike Yastrzemski is the new leadoff hitter, Alex Dickerson hits in the middle of the order when his health allows it and Austin Slater has done a good job filling in the gaps. 

That has left little space for a new outfielder, although Davis' absurd numbers since coming over at the trade deadline have certainly opened eyes. 

"We definitely see what Davis is going," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday. "It's exciting seeing how he's playing and how he's driving the ball, but the guys (here) are doing a pretty good job right now."

Under Farhan Zaidi, the Giants have made decisions and roster moves quickly. But there were no plans as of Sunday for Davis to get added to the big league roster anytime soon, even though a 40-man spot opened up when Travis Bergen was designated for assignment. 

The Giants feel like they're just fine in the outfield and need the depth in their bullpen and infield for now. But if Davis keeps hitting like this, he'll get his promotion soon enough. 

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The 25-year-old, picked up from the Twins in the Sam Dyson trade, homered six times in three games in Reno, which is admittedly a launching pad for Triple-A hitters. He's batting .404 in 14 games for the River Cats with a .500 on-base percentage, eight homers and five doubles. In 113 games for three different affiliates this season, Davis has 33 homers. 

A few more homers, or a change in thinking regarding the big league roster, could get him his shot. But for now Davis looks like more of a September addition. The Giants are preparing to add a significant number of players to the clubhouse when rosters expand in 13 days.