It’s getaway day, and the Giants are in position to win the series if they’re victorious in game three, something they have accomplished only once this month at Miami.
A series victory will be a welcome sight for Giants fans, who are looking for something to cheer for since the Giants fall from grace and plummet to the NL West cellar. The standings aren’t important anymore, as the Giants aren’t going anywhere. They sit 18.5 games out behind the Dodgers who are planted firmly in the driver’s seat, seemingly cruising their way to the NL West title. All we can ask is for some competitive ball to finish out the season.
They send the right guy to the bump today in Madison Bumgarner who is having his most impressive year yet, ERA-wise, with a career low of 2.84 to date. He has an 11-8 record in which most of the losses aren’t reflective of his pitching performances.
So if the Giants are going to take the series tonight, they have the best chance to do it with “Mad-Bum” if they provide the run support. If they mimic their own bats from last night’s game, they’ll be in business. Top performer was Brandon Belt who went a whopping 4-5 scoring 2 runs. The Giants would love and need for him to stay hot.
Game 3 lineups:
Tonight’s #SFGiants lineup at COL: Blanco cf, Scutaro 2b, Belt 1b, Posey c, Pence rf, Sandoval 3b, Crawford ss, Kieschnick lf, Bumgarner p
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 28, 2013
#Rockies 8/28 vs. SF: Blackmon 8, DJ 4, Tulo 6, Cuddy 9, Wilin 3, Nolan 5, Torrealba 2, Culberson 7, Chacin 1.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 28, 2013
Pitching to them from the Rockies side will be Jhoulys Chacin who’s having a very nice year for Colorado. He is their most consistent pitcher and holds a record of 12-7 and 3.22 ERA. Catcher Wilin Rosario was the only standout with the bats from last night, going 3-4. Bumgarner will aim to keep the Rockies hitters as icy as their field’s namesake. (Coors)