San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/11/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:45 PM (AT&T Park)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -125 / San Francisco Giants +105 -- Over/Under: 7
TV: ATRM, NSBA
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants meet Thursday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Rockies have allowed 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost nine straight games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 13 hits and six RBI while Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl have combined for 24 hits and 10 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Gray is 0-2 with a 6.15 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants could also use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their first 13 games. The San Francisco Giants are 2-9 when scoring five or less runs this season. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 13 hits and one RBI while Steven Duggar and Evan Longoria have combined for 19 hits and eight RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.79 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 4-6 with a 4.00 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 5-2 in their last 7 Thursday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Gray's last 5 starts. The Giants are 3-10 in their last 13 vs. National League West, 1-6 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 3-13 in Samardzija's last 16 starts. The Rockies are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in San Francisco and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Samardzija's last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The over is 11-4-2 in Gray's last 17 road starts.
I'm not trying to get behind either of these teams and I'm certainly not trying to back either of these pitchers. Gray has been rocked in his first two starts and has given up three or more earned runs in six of his last seven starts. Samardzija hasn't been gopd since coming over the San Francisco, and the Giants certainly don't have success when he pitches. The difference here is the Rockies are capable of putting runs on the board and were able to enjoy a day off yesterday. The Giants have the same scoring issues they've had the last two years and hitting with runners in scoring position is too difficult. I'll give the slight edge to the Rockies if forced to pick this game.