The boomerang of emotion circled back at Jeff Samardzija in 5.2 seconds. The Giants’ goateed right-handed pitcher hurtled a home run to the bullpen in the fifth inning at Coors Field in a two-ball count. No takes for this guy. Swing away. He flipped his bat into the dirt in celebration.
A few minutes later, the deed was returned. Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond hit a home run to right field off Samardzija that just over five seconds to leave the park. Just that quickly, the Rockies were back on top. Samardzija spiked the dirt in outrage.
Colorado’s 10-8 victory Friday — a club record seventh in a row against San Francisco — was a relay play through a surging lineup. The Rockies ebbed (they fell behind 4-1 at one point) and they flowed (a five-run fifth) and they continued to surge through June.
DJ LeMahieu finished 4-for-4 at the plate for eight hits in two nights, Charlie Blackmon hit his career-high 10th triple, Trevor Story nailed a pinch-hit home run and Desmond hit his first homer at Coors Field this season as the Rockies held off the Giants.
“Not to sound greedy,” Desmond said, but I think there’s more in this lineup. There’s a lot there. It’s a really good lineup. When we all get clicking, it’s going to