San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Round Two: Series Preview
By Daniel Sperry
The San Francisco Giants are now sixteen games into the season, and have yet to have everything clicking at once. At the beginning, the pitching was off, and the runs were flowing. Now that the pitching has gotten right, someone turned off the offensive faucet.
The San Francisco Giants split a series in which they allowed their opponents to only score three runs. How does that happen? They only scored two. That’s bad. However there is no place like Coors Field if you’re looking for an offensive cure.
The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies now take on their second series of the season, the first of such series at Coors Field. The Rockies are sitting in first place in the NL west heading into the third weekend of baseball this season. But April is almost up, and we’ll see if the Rockies turn into a pumpkin when the clock strikes midnight, and the calendar flips to May 1st.
The Rockies so far have a 3.77 ERA from their pitching staff, but surprisingly are in the bottom ten offenses so far this season. The Giants sit last in the west, have an equally good staff as the Rockies, a 3.84 ERA, and their offense has actually been better than Colorado’s. So what gives? Clearly the two just haven’t lined up so far this season.
The Giants do have some lineup issues, as we alluded to when discussing Aaron Hill batting leadoff. Hopefully they figure it out, and drive the ball at Coors this series so they can have some confidence in their bats going forward. Here is how the series is going to shake out:
- 4/21: Johnny Cueto (3-0, 3.79 ERA) vs. Tyler Chatwood (1-2, 3.54 ERA); 5:40 pm PT
- 4/22: Matt Moore (1-2, 4.72 ERA) vs. Antonio Senzatela (2-0, 2.37 ERA); 5:10 pm PT
- 4/23: Jeff Samardzija (0-3, 6.16 ERA vs. TBD; 12:40 pm PT
Jon Gray will not be lining up for the start on Sunday as he is out with a toe injury. We will update it with that matchup as we find out.
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