Colorado Rockies (3-4) at San Francisco Giants (3-3)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4:35 pm (Oracle Park)
Austin Gomber (0-1) (3.00) vs. Johnny Cueto (0-0) (4.76)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -130 / Colorado Rockies +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Colorado Rockies look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Rockies have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their first seven games. The Rockies have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Ryan McMahon leads the Rockies with nine hits and seven RBI while Chris Owings and Trevor Story have combined for 14 hits and six RBI. Austin Gomber gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Gomber’s first career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Giants have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Giants have lost eight of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with nine hits and three RBI while Evan Longoria and Austin Slater have combined for 11 hits and six RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 4.76 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Cueto is 9-4 with a 3.16 ERA and 98 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 22-46 in their last 68 road games. The Giants are 4-9 in their last 13 Friday games and 7-16 in their last 23 during game 1 of a series. The over is 6-2 in Rockies last 8 overall. The under is 4-0 in Giants last 4 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco and 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Colorado Rockies have to travel and are catching a rested Giants team on the road, and I'm always worried about their offensive production outside of Coors. The San Francisco Giants have held their own up to this point, have had great recent success in the home favorite role and it feels like Cueto is due for a breakout performance. Cueto flashed moments in his opener against the Mariners, which includes seven strikeouts and no homers allowed. I'll lay the cheap price with the Giants at home.