Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants
The Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants meet on Wednesday for game two of their series at Coors Field. The Giants are -135 favorites over the Rockies with an over/under run total set at 8.5.
It’s been a rough start to the year for the Colorado Rockies and the early indications is that this may be a rough year for them all the way around. After losing two of three in Houston to open the season the Rockies returned home where they were blanked in the opener. Jhoulys Chacin allowed four hits and four runs while striking out three over four innings of work to take his first loss of the year and Matt Reynolds wasn’t much relief as he was pounded out of the bullpen. The Rockies managed just four hits as Marco Scutaro, Troy Tulowitzki, Ramon Hernandez, and Chacin all had hits. For Wednesday’s game Colorado goes with Jeremy Guthrie who has the Rockies only win this year. In his first outing Guthrie allowed four hits and three runs over seven innings on opening day in Houston, his first game as member of the Rockies.
The San Francisco Giants are the favorites to win the National League West but they started their season getting swept in Arizona before getting their first win Monday in Colorado. Barry Zito had his best game as a member of the Giants as he scattered four hits and struck out four pitching a complete game shutout getting the win. Offensively the Giants bats awoke as they had 10 hits and seven runs as Pablo Sandoval homered and Melky Cabrera and Hector Sanchez had two hits each in the win. For Wednesday’s game San Francisco starts Tim Lincecum who had a rough time in his first start of the year allowing two home runs in the first inning. Lincecum allowed six hits and five runs while striking out seven taking the loss after pitching 5.1 innings.
Colorado is 4-14 in their last 18 games overall, 3-11 in their last 14 games following a loss, and 7-20 against the N.L. West. San Francisco is 1-4 in their last five games overall, 1-7 in their last eight road games, and 1-6 in Lincecum’s last seven starts. San Francisco is 18-6 in the last 24 meetings of these two.
The total is set at 8.5 and this one should stay under and that is my play.