Giants vs. Rockies - 4/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (5-2) at San Francisco Giants (3-5)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
C Bergman (1-0) (0.00) vs. T Hudson (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -140 / Colorado Rockies +130 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT Sports (Rockies) / CSN-BA (Giants)
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants will face off in the 2nd game of their series at AT&T Park this Tuesday night.
The Colorado Rockies (5-2) got their best pitching performance in the young season as Eddie Butler and the Rockies bullpen was able to shutout the Giants and win 2-0. Eddie Butler (1-0, 1.64 ERA) had some controls issues as he gave up 6 walks and 5 hits over the course of 5.1 innings, but didn’t give up the big hit and held the Giants scoreless. The Rockies Bullpen was impressive as they combined for 3.1 inning of hitless relief while waling no one and striking out 5. Rafael Betancourt pitched a scoreless 9th inning for his first save of the season. Offensively, the Rockies were led by Charles Blackmon (2-4, 1 R) and DJ LeMahieu (3-4). The Rockies left 9 runners on base and went 2-8 with RISP.
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The San Francisco Giants (3-5) was able to get plenty of people on base early in this game but left 12 runners on base and just couldn’t get on the scoreboard in their home opener of 2015. The Giants were 0-7 with RISP and left the bases loaded in both the 1st and 2nd innings. Leading the way offensively for San Francisco was Nori Aoki (2-4, 1 BB, 1 SB) and Gregor Blanco (1-2, 1 BB). Chris Heston (0-1, 0.69 ERA) pitched well for the Giants going 7 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 ER) on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. The Giants bullpen was a bit shaky as they gave up 4 hits and a walk over 2.0 innings pitched, however, did do their job by not allowing the Rockies to score any runs.
The Rockies are 11-4 in their last 15 games following a win and 3-8 in their last 11 Tuesday games. The Giants are 20-6 in their last 26 games as a home favorite and 21-7 in their last 28 home games.
The Rockies will send reliever Christian Bergman (1-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound to make a spot start for the injured Jorge De La Rosa. Berman has a lifetime 5.93 ERA in limited work in the majors and although he has a few different pitches in his arsenal, he will allow opponents opportunities to put solid contact on the ball. The Giants will send the veteran Tim Hudson (0-0, 0.00 ERA) who gave no runs on 5 hits and 5 walks over 6.1 innings pitched against the San Diego Padres. Hudson might not have the stuff that he once did, however, he has gained great control over the past few years and still a crafty pitchers that can get outs.
The Rockies are 4-0 on the road this season but I think this is the game in which they pick up their first road loss of the season as I think the Giants will be able to have some success off Bergman in this one. I think the Giants will win this one but the value isn’t there for the risk as the Rockies could have some success against Hudson. I think the best bet in this one is the over as I think the 7 run line is too low in this one. Take the over.