San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies
|Date & Time||Saturday August 3, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants +110 / Colorado Rockies -130 -- Over/Under: 12
The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 99 hits and 57 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 164 hits and 83 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 6-7 with a 3.74 ERA and 140 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 16-8 with a 3.07 ERA and 199 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 125 hits and 81 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl have combined for 236 hits and 123 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 3.88 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. Gray is 1-4 with a 5.08 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 9-2 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-1 in Bumgarners last 7 starts. The Rockies are 7-19 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series, 5-16 in their last 21 Saturday games and 6-1 in Grays last 7 home starts. The Giants are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings in Colorado, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and 4-0 in Bumgarners last 4 starts vs. Rockies. The under is 18-6 in Grays last 24 home starts. The under is 5-2 in Giants last 7 overall.
Bumgarner has allowed 26 hits and nine earned runs in his last 30 innings with 27 strikeouts, easily his best stretch of the season. Gray has allowed 28 hits and 13 earned runs in his last 29.1 innings, and he has a reasonable 3.55 ERA and .255 allowed batting average at home. The difference for me in this game is that we're getting an ace pitcher in Bumgarner and plus money. I love getting quality pitchers and favorable prices, and while some would argue Bumgarner is no longer the CY Young caliber pitcher he once was, he's coming off a terrific month of July. Give me the Giants.