Colorado Rockies (81-66) at San Francisco Giants (69-79)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 15, 2018, 9:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants +108 / Colorado Rockies -118 --- Over/Under: 7
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Colorado Rockies look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Colorado Rockies have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Trevor Story leads the Rockies with 163 hits and 102 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have combined for 319 hits and 164 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 12-9 with a 3.94 ERA and 195 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 0-2 with a 6.86 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look to win back-to-back games for the first time since August 27-28. The Giants have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine straight games. The San Francisco Giants have lost 11 of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 125 hits and 51 RBI while Buster Posey and Evan Longoria have combined for 219 hits and 91 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 3.30 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 12-8 with a 3.14 ERA and 171 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 10-1 in their last 11 Saturday games, 16-5 in their last 21 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Marquezs last 6 starts. The Giants are 17-35 in their last 52 Saturday games, 5-2 in Bumgarners last 7 home starts and 1-7 in Bumgarners last 8 Saturday starts. The Giants are 8-3 in Bumgarners last 11 home starts vs. Rockies, 1-4 in Bumgarners last 5 starts vs. Rockies and the Rockies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Giants have been a complete joke all second half and are coming off their first win of the month. However, we're getting plus money with one of the best pitchers in the league in Bumgarner at home. Yes, Bumgarner has been rocked in his last two starts, but at home this season, he has an ERA of 1.49 with an allowed batting average of .191. Also, in 72 at bats, the Giants are hitting .347 with three homers against Marquez. I love finding good pitchers at plus money or cheap prices. Give me the San Francisco Giants.