San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/11/14
Colorado Rockies (5-5) at San Francisco Giants (6-3)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Jorge De La Rosa (L) (0-1) (8.314) vs. Madison Bumgarner (L) (1-0) (1.742)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -183 / Colorado Rockies +173 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, NBC Bay Area
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants will battle it out in a three-game series that begins on Friday.
The Rockies head into this series with a 5-5 record and recently took two of three games from the Chicago White Sox. The Rockies offense has gotten off to a strong start, scoring five or more runs in six of their last eight games, and Michael Cuddyer leads the way with 17 hits and 10 RBI. Jorge De La Rosa hopes to get that kind of run support when he takes the mound on Friday. La Rosa is 0-1 with this season in two starts with an 8.31 ERA. However, Rosa is 8-4 with an ERA of 3.90 in 16 career starts against the Giants.
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The Giants lost two of three to the Arizona Diamondbacks, including a 6-5 loss on Thursday in extra innings. Despite the losses, the Giants offense has also been explosive out of the gate, scoring five or more runs in five of their last seven games. However, the Giants pitching has been a little shaky recently and Madison Bumgarner hopes to put that to bed on Friday. Bumgarner is 1-0 in two starts with a 1.74 ERA and has struck out 13 batters in 10.1 innings. Bumgarner is 7-5 with an ERA of 3.09 in 15 career starts against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 2-10 in De La Rosa's last 12 road starts vs. a team with a winning record and 12-2 in De La Rosa's last 14 starts with 5 days of rest. The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Bumgarner's last 5 home starts. The Giants are 8-2 in Bumgarner's last 10 starts vs. Rockies, while the Rockies are 12-4 in De La Rosa's last 16 starts vs. Giants.
Both pitchers have had success against each team, so picking a side is a little diffiuclt. That's why I'm going to side with the over. This is a low number for two teams that have been tearing the cover off the baseball the first couple of weeks in the season.