Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Pick-Odds-Prediction - 9/2/14
San Francisco Giants (74-62) at Colorado Rockies (54-82)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Yusmeiro Petit (R) (2-2) (5.545) vs. Jordan Lyles (R) (6-2) (4.082)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +130 / San Francisco Giants -140 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Colorado Rockies continue their series with the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field.
The San Francisco Giants have been looking more and more like he team that stormed to the NL West lead to begin the season. The Giants saw their seven game winning streak halted in a 10-9 defeat to Colorado on Monday. Tim Hudson was charged with six runs in five frames with Jean Machi allowing three more before Sergio Romo gave up the winner in the 9th. Hunter Pence homered and drove in three with Brandon Crawford plating three more. Yusmeiro Petit will be on the bump to face the Colorado Rockies for the second straight time. Petit won that match up 4-1 with the lone run plated over six innings while recording nine strikeouts.
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The Colorado Rockies have been out of the National League West picture for months and things haven't been changing for the better despite Monday's win. The Rockies problem is following a win with a win which has not happened often. Colorado looked dead in the water early with Franklin Morales giving up seven runs on nine hits and four bases on balls through 4.1 frames with LaTroy Hawkins turned a 9-7 lead in to a 9-9 game with two runs given up in the the 9th. Charlie Blackmon, Josh Rutledge, DJ LeMahieu, Ben Paulsen and Rafael Ynoa each drove in a pair of runs with Rutledge and Michael McKenry scoring five times. The Rockies counter with right hander Jordan Lyles on the hill for his second consecutive outing versus San Francisco. Lyles took the loss in that start with three runs scored in six innings.
I am not a big fan of Petit in the rotation and backing him and expecting back to back wins versus the same team seems like too much to ask. I don't think Petit gets the job done but hopefully the bats do...