San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick - 9/11/13
Colorado Rockies (67-79) at San Francisco Giants (65-80)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm (AT&T Park)
Juan Nicasio (R) (8-7) (4.679) vs. Yusmeiro Petit (R) (3-0) (1.714)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -139 / Colorado Rockies +129 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Fracisco Giants conclude their series with the Colorado Rockies with some afternoon action.
I said on Tuesday that the long season looks as if it was beginning to wear on Colorado and it looked that way when the Rockies fell behind 6-0 at AT&T. However, the night was just getting started with the visitor's offense coming to life in a 9-8 victory at San Francisco. The Pitching was awful with Jorge De La Rosa allowing four runs in two frames with Jeff Manship giving up two more. Wilton Lopez finished off a dismal night on the mound with two runs plated in an inning of work and still picked up the win. Michael Cuddyer cracked a three run bomb and solo jack while DJ LeMathieu drove in two more. Colorado hands the ball to Juan Nicasio to end the series in San Francisco on a bright note. Nicasio has been all over the map in 2013 and is 8-7 in 27 starts with a 4.68 ERA.
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San Francisco appeared to be picking things up the past week or so and looked to be headed for their third straight victory with a 6-0 lead by the 5th inning. but Ryan Vogelsong then was tagged for five runs in the 6th and the bull pen couldn't keep the lid on the Rockies offense with Sergio Romo giving up Michael Cuddter's homer in the 9th to give Colorado the 9-8 lead. The Giants totaled 14 hits and walked eight times but Hunter Pence was a one man wrecking crew with four hits and six RBI's including a three run homer in the first a with run scoring single and double. Yusmeiro Petit toes the rubber in the final game of the series on Wednesday versus Colorado. Petit has just three starts in 2013, going 3-0 and tossed a one hit complete game in a 3-0 win against Arizona.
This is an eary game on the west coast and it will be interesting to see how each team performs after Tuesday's big night. Nicasio has been capable but inconsistent and Petit has been great in three starts but doesn't have a long term history of success. No real feel for this so I'll just take the better odds...