San Francisco Giants (68-71) at Colorado Rockies (75-62)
|Date & Time||Tuesday September 4, 2018, 8:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies -155 / San Francisco Giants +145 --- Over/Under: 10.5
The San Fransisco Giants and Colorado Rockies meet Tuesday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The San Fransisco Giants could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Giants have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The San Fransisco Giants have split their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 121 hits and 50 RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Belt have combined for 210 hits and 87 RBI. Dereck Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 2.47 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s second career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies also need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than two runs. Trevor Story leads the Rockies with 154 hits and 92 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have combined for 296 hits and 149 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 11-9 with a 4.11 ERA and 173 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 0-2 with a 8.79 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League West, 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 4-0 in Rodriguezs last 4 road starts. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 19-8 in their last 27 home games and 8-3 in Marquezs last 11 starts. The Giants are 17-36 in the last 53 meetings in Colorado, 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Rodriguez has been really solid for the Giants this season, but he's been on the losing end of four of his last six starts, mainly because the Giants don't score runs. Marquez is enjoying his best stretch of the season in which he's allowed three or less runs in each of his last seven games and is fresh off an August in which he had a 2.14 ERA in 42 innings. The San Fransisco Giants are simply counting the days until the offseason and blowing Monday's game doesn't help the confidence in that clubhouse. I'll take the Rockies here.