"He hit the wall pretty good, I mean really good," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He got the wind knocked out of him. Once he got his wind back he was all right. I'm sure he will be ready to go."
Pence and the Giants couldn't do much against Nicasio, who tied a season high with nine strikeouts. He finished his night by striking out Brandon Crawford with runners on first and third to end the sixth.
"He's come a long way minimizing damage," Weiss said. "The big one was the sixth inning. We really wanted him to get through the sixth without having to go to the pen. Our guys were pretty taxed so we didn't want to go there that early, so that was big for Juan to get through that sixth inning."
The Giants spoiled the shutout attempt on Joaquin Arias' two-out RBI double off Jeff Francis in the ninth.
NOTES: Rockies right-hander Rafael Betancourt has a torn elbow ligament, the closer said Monday night. Betancourt said he will have platelet-rich plasma therapy instead of Tommy John surgery in the hope of returning sooner. ... Fowler left with a left lateral knee bruise. He is day to day. ... The outfield sprinklers came on briefly while the Giants were in the field in the fourth inning. ... Colorado SS Troy Tulowitzki (sore oblique) sat out his second straight game. He is expected to be back in the lineup on Tuesday. ... Rockies RHP Tyler Chatwood (elbow) will make a rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday. He is scheduled to throw 75 pitches and could be back in the rotation this weekend. ... Giants LHP Jeremy Affeldt (left groin strain) threw a bullpen session in Arizona on Monday. He next will go on a rehab assignment. ... San Francisco OF Andres Torres (left Achilles strain) flew to North Carolina to see a specialist. ... Giants RHP Yusmeiro Petit (0-0) will face Colorado RHP Chad Bettis (0-2) on Tuesday night.
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