Apr 8, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcherTim Hudson
(17) throws to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of their baseball game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
The San Francisco Giants will look to take game three against the Colorado Rockies to win the series with Tim Hudson making the start for the Giants at 1:05pm PT at AT&T Park. Hudson has been the dominant and reliable pitcher in the starting rotation so far this season, he has gone 2-0 with a 1.15 ERA.
Colorado has been dominant in regards to offense in the past against Hudson, they are batting .300 when facing him.
After mentioning about the Giants’ fantastic offensive stats yesterday, they quieted down leaving The Giants are 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position the last two games against the Rockies. And Madison Bumgarner is the one hit (grand slam) in that ratio. Pablo Sandoval has been a disappointment both offensively and defensively for the team lately.
Luckily for the Giants, the bullpen has remained strong, allowing no earned runs in the last two games after a rough start from Vogelsong on Friday and a strong outing from Cain with no offense yesterday.
Tyler Chatwood (RHP) will get the nod for the Rockies today and is making his first start of the 2014 season. Chatwood is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA in three starts at AT&T Park against the Giants.
Here is how he matches up against the Giants’ offense.
Charlie Blackmon continues to threaten the Giants pitching staff, Blackmon went 2-for-3 with a double on Saturday, and he is 19-for-38 with four doubles, a triple, a home run so far this season.
Rockies: 1. Blackmon, 2. Cuddyer 3. Gonzalez, 4. Tulo, 5. Morneau, 6. Rosario, 7. Arenado, 8. LeMahieu P. Chatwood
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