San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies - 9/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (73-83) at San Francisco Giants (82-74)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
T Chatwood (11-9) (4.08) vs. J Samardzija (12-10) (3.83)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -191 / Colorado Rockies +181 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants look to stay sharp in their pursuit of a wild card spot as they continue their series at home against the Colorado Rockies.
The Rockies will not be a playoff team this season but have shown signs of great things to come as they have a very strong roster and if they can add some pieces in the offseason and finally get some strong starting pitching this could be a playoff team as early as next season. The Rockies will look to spoil the party for the Giants who are a game up on the Cardinals for the final playoff spot in the National League and with their bats going up against Jeff Samaradzija this could be a long game with plenty of souvenirs for the fans. Samardzija is 12-10 with a serviceable 3.83 ERA and he will take on Tyler Chatwood who is 11-9 with a 4.08 mark and is one of the bright young pitchers that the Rockies are hoping can turn into a stud.
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The Giants meanwhile have played their way out of a divisional title after what has been a disastrous second half of the season, but they can still get into the playoffs with a strong finish and with their track record as a wild card team winning the World Series you can bet that no team will want to see them in October. San Fran does have a very strong core and have plenty of options at the dish, but outside of Johnny Cueto their rotation has been moderate at best an if they’re going to hold off the Cardinals and the rest of the pack in the wild card hunt they will need some inspiring efforts from their pitchers.
The Rockies are 5-18 in their last 23 games on the road, 10-3 in Chatwood’s last 13 road starts, and 2-5 in his last seven overall while the Giants are 2-5 in their last seven home games, 1-4 in their last five starts against a righty, and 7-3 in his last 10 against the NL West. This is San Fran’s series to lose and I think they get it done again here in what should be a pretty exciting game.