Colorado Rockies (51-63) vs. San Francisco Giants (73-41)
August 13, 2021 9:45 pm EDT
The Line: San Francisco Giants -208 / Colorado Rockies +150; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action from Oracle Park. This will be the second installment in a four-game weekend set between these teams. In the Thursday opener, the Giants posted a shutout win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Colorado played a couple of games versus the Astros this week, falling in both 5-0 and 5-1. In the Thursday opener versus the Giants, the Rockies had just four hits in a 7-0 defeat. German Marquez lasted 4.0 innings with seven earned on seven hits and two walks.
For the starter gig in the Friday game, the Rockies will send out Austin Gomber. This year in his 97.1 innings, Gomber has 78 hits, 47 runs (41 earned), 13 homers allowed, 28 walks, 98 Ks and a 3.79 ERA.
Over on the Giants’ side, they played two versus the Diamondbacks this week, winning both 8-7 and 7-2. On Friday, San Francisco notched six runs in the fourth inning on the way to the victory. Logan Webb put up 6.0 innings with three hits, two walks and no earned runs.
Starting pitcher in the Friday game for the Giants will be Anthony DeSclafani. Across his 126.1 innings so far, DeSclafani has 102 hits, 48 runs (46 earned), 16 homers allowed, 33 walks, 118 strikeouts and a 3.28 ERA.
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The Rockies are 8-17 in their last 25 Friday games and 13-43 in their last 56 road games. Colorado is 28-60 in their last 88 versus a team with a winning record and the over is 4-0 in their last four Friday games.
Meanwhile, the Giants are 8-3 in their last 11 Friday games and 37-17 in their last 54 home games. San Francisco is 43-21 in their last 64 overall and the over is 38-16-2 in their last 56 in game two of a series.
PICK: I’m going to take the Rockies. Gomber had a bad game versus the Padres at the beginning of the month (four earned; 1.0 innings), but bounced back in his last outing with 6.0 clean frames versus the Marlins. As for DeSclafani, he’s struggled a bit in his last pair with eight earned on 13 hits, two homers and three walks in a span of 7.0 innings. DeSclafani has also given up three or more earned in each of his last four games. Colorado should have some early opportunities to score in this one.