Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (30-19) at Colorado Rockies (22-24)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
M Bumgarner (6-2) (2.31) vs. E Butler (2-2) (3.58)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +135 / San Francisco Giants -160 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, CSNBA
Up in the rare air of Coors Field, the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies will be picking up their series once again Saturday afternoon.
This will be the second game of a three-game weekend set. On Friday in the opener, the Rockies managed a 5-2 victory despite the Giants showing a little life in the top of the ninth.
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For Saturday’s game, the Giants will be starting left-hander Madison Bumgarner. In his 10 starts and 6-2 record this season, Bumgarner has put up a 2.17 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP over 66.1 innings. On Sunday, Bumgarner was great against the Cubs, putting up 7.2 innings of shutout ball for a win.
The Giants have several big hitters at the top of their order. Hunter Pence has logged 47 hits with 33 RBI and 24 runs this year. Pence has been out for six straight games with a strained hamstring, however. Denard Span has 48 hits with 21 runs and 18 RBI. Brandon Belt is hitting well on 43 hits with 22 runs and 22 RBI thus far. Belt was also out with injury on Friday, but is expected to return for the Saturday game.
On Saturday, the Rockies are scheduled to be countering with right-hander Eddie Butler. In his six games (four starts) this year, Butler has posted a 2-2 record with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 27.2 innings. Last Friday, Butler put up two runs in six innings against the Pirates.
Colorado boasts a pretty capable lineup at the plate. Nolan Arenado heads things up with 52 hits, 33 runs, 14 homers and 36 RBI. Carlos Gonzalez is right there alongside with 52 hits, 30 runs and 15 RBI. Gerardo Parra is also hitting well this year with 41 hits, 25 runs and 22 RBI for a .274 BA. Parra went 0-for-4 on Friday, but did score a run.
The Giants are 5-1 in their last six Saturday games, and 43-19 in their last 62 game twos of a series.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 5-11 in their last 16 Saturday games and 18-45 in their last 63 game twos of a series.
Bumgarner comes into this game on a tear, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him shut down the Rockies offense. I’ll take the Giants here.