Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 26, 2019, 3:45 PM (EDT)|
San Francisco, California
The Line: Colorado Rockies -147 / San Francisco Giants +125 -- Over/Under: 7.5
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Rockies have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 97 hits and 62 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 178 hits and 97 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 7-3 with a 4.32 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 1-3 with a 4.75 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants also need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Giants have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The San Francisco Giants have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 67 hits and 37 RBI while Joe Panik and Steven Duggar have combined for 118 hits and 49 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 4.23 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 5-6 with a 3.71 ERA and 94 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 10-4 in their last 14 Wednesday games, 11-5 in their last 16 vs. National League West and 10-4 in Marquezs last 14 starts. The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League West, 10-29 in their last 39 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in Samardzijas last 8 starts. The Rockies are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings in San Francisco, 1-4 in Marquezs last 5 road starts vs. Giants and the Giants are 2-6 in Samardzijas last 8 starts vs. Rockies. The over is 4-1-1 in Samardzijas last 6 starts overall. The over is 7-3 in Marquezs last 10 starts overall.
Marquez gets tagged when pitching at Coors, but he's a lot more respectable on the road where he has a 3.02 ERA and a .186 allowed batting average. However, current Giants hitters are batting .297 in 74 at bats against Marquez. Samardzija has allowed 28 hits and 13 runs in his last 22.1 innings, but he has a 3.16 ERA in 37 innings at home this season with 34 strikeouts. Both pitchers have their flaws, but it's the Giants playing improved ball as of late and are at home on a quick turnaround. I'll take a shot with the plus money here.