Austin Gomber was much-improved in his second start of the season, but Johnny Cuento was downright untouchable, and the Rockies were unable to mount any significant offense against the Giants on Friday.
Gomber and Cueto Go Toe-to-Toe
The contest was a pitcher’s duel, as both starters were just about unhittable for most of the game. Neither allowed a hit until the fifth inning, and both threw over 100 pitches in what were each effective starts.
Gomber’s curveball was incredibly effective. He used it to get ahead in counts and as a strikeout pitch, and it was every bit the plus-pitch it was projected to be.