San Francisco Giants (17-11) at Colorado Rockies (10-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 9:10 pm (Coors Field)
Alex Wood (3-0) (1.50) vs. Ryan Castellani (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +120 / San Francisco Giants -130 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies meet Tuesday in MLB action from Coors Field.
This will be the second installment in a three-game set between these teams this week, and the second game in a Tuesday doubleheader. The Monday opener was pushed back due to weather. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
San Francisco played the Padres over the weekend, losing the first two games before a Sunday victory 7-1. In that game three victory, San Francisco posted four runs in the third inning and got a nice start out of Kevin Gausman. He went 6.0 innings with one earned on six hits.
For the game two start, the Giants will be sending out Alex Wood. So far this year, Wood is 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 20 strikeouts.
Over on the Rockies’ side, they lost their series versus the Diamondbacks this weekend, winning Saturday but dropping the other two. In the Sunday game, Colorado had 12 hits but couldn’t translate that to the scoreboard in an 8-4 loss. Starter Chi Chi Gonzalez went 4.2 innings with four earned.
In the game two start, the Rockies will go with Ryan Castellani on the mound. This will be Castellani’s season debut after he was called up to serve as the 27th man on the roster.
The Giants are 8-2 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 7-3 in their last 10 versus the NL West. San Francisco is 2-5 in their last seven with the total set at 11.0 or higher and the over is 5-1 in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 4-1 in their last five home games and 64-29 in their last 93 as a home favorite. Colorado is 16-35 in their last 51 versus the NL West and 1-4 in their last five overall.
PICK: I’m probably going to stick with the Giants. Doubleheaders are always tricky, and this one’s a little rougher to read since we don’t have a good feel for the pitching scenarios just yet. In any case, the last time these teams met up April 26-28 the Giants won two of three games, scoring 24 runs to the Rockies’ 10 during that stretch. We all know Coors field is permissive to offense, so if San Francisco can get the bats going again they should be in a good spot.