Rockies vs. Giants - 4/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (7-11) at Colorado Rockies (10-7)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
T Hudson (0-2) (3.93) vs. J De La Rosa (0-1) (31.50)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -120 / San Francisco Giants +110 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants face off on Friday for game two of their MLB series of NL West teams.
The Colorado Rockies got their series with the Giants off on the right foot for them getting the win on Friday. Charlie Blackmon had two hits including a home run, D.J. LeMahieu had three hits, and Carlos Gonzalez was among those with two hits as the Giants scored six runs on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Eddie Butler allowed nine hits and four earned runs while striking out three over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 2-1 for the season and Adam Ottavino earned his third save. For Saturday’s game the Rockies start Jorge De La Rosa who was pummeled in his only start this year allowing nine hits and nine runs, seven earned, while striking out three over two innings taking a loss against the Padres.
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The San Francisco Giants put some winners together over the course of the week but they started this series with a loss at Coors Field on Friday. Justin Maxwell had two hits including a home run, Brandon Belt had three hits, and Angel Pagan was among those with two hits as the Giants scored just four runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Chris Heston allowed 11 hits and six runs while striking out four over 5.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-2 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Giants start Tim Hudson who has allowed 19 hits and eight runs while striking out 11 over 18.1 innings for a 0-2 record and a 3.93 ERA.
Colorado is 17-6 in their last 23 home games, 5-1 against a team with a losing record, and 50-15 in De La Rosa’s last 65 starts as a favorite. San Francisco is 4-2 against the NL West, 4-1 against a team with a winning record, and 1-6 in Hudson’s last seven starts against the NL West. San Francisco has lost their last five meetings with Colorado.
I don’t like the way the Giants are playing but De la Rosa was just horrible last time out so I have to give Hudson and the Giants the edge here.