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The Rockies stun the Giants with a ninth-inning, two-run inside-the-park home run

Jun 14, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

Brandon Barnes

The Giants were up on the Rockies 4-3 in the top of ninth. Sergio Romo was on the hill and he retired the first two batters he faced. Then he gave up a single to Charlie Blackmon. OK, you can weather that sort of thing. Then Brandon Barnes came to the plate. And all he did was hit an inside-the-park two-run homer to put the Rockies up 5-4, which ended up as the final score.

You can watch his inside-the-parker here. It’s like a lot of these beasts: more a function of an outfielder’s mistake — in this case Angel Pagan‘s less-than-optimal route to cut off Barnes’ gapper — than some amazing feat by the hitter. But maybe Barnes does have some sort of skill in this regard. It’s the second time in ten days he’s hit an inside-the-parker.

Sergio Romo blew the save for the second game in a row. It was the first time he had ever blown saves in back-to-back games.


  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    The Giants were rocked rather than.stunned.

  2. Brian Murphy - Jun 14, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    That follows up Pagan’s awful ninth inning in the field last night. A rough couple of days.

  3. whmiv21 - Jun 14, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    What’s really interesting about this… Brandon Barnes has two home runs on the year. Both are inside the parkers.

  4. spyder9669 - Jun 14, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Romos magic appears to be over. He doesn’t throw hard and has one pitch. A slider that fools nobody. 2 straight team victories blown by romo himself now. These will come back to haunt the Giants.

    • frobaggins - Jun 15, 2014 at 9:21 AM

      he was garbage friday night, especially since he struck out the side the night before. but weird he went out for a third straight day, especially after getting shelled the night before. he got two outs and defense let him down.. weird few days for him, but he definitely wasn’t the sole reason for yesterdays 9th

  5. newpairofsox - Jun 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Man,I love baseball.

  6. hushbrother - Jun 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    And last year Angel Pagan hit a walkoff inside-the-park home run against the Rockies.

    Payback’s a bitch.

  7. spyder9669 - Jun 15, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Actually Pagan missed the rest of the season because of that play last year. So actually that was the payback.

  8. isaiah007 - Jun 15, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    I just want to thank Romo for keeping us in the division race. I guess if your name is Romo, you are gonna find a way to blow it in the end.

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