The San Francisco Giants are just feasting on the Colorado Rockies on the road with 27 runs scored in their first two games of the series. Capitalizing at Coors Field, the Giants have had plenty of contributions on offense from the likes of Buster Posey, Melky Cabrera, Angel Pagan, and Ryan Theriot against subpar starting pitchers Jonathan Sanchez and Jeff Francis. In the series finale, the Giants will once again face a beatable starter in Tyler Chatwood.
With Christian Friedrich's season-ending stress fracture injury, the Rockies will recall Chatwood from Double-A Tulsa. Considering the Rockies' rotation issues all season, Chatwood, who has yet to make a start for Colorado this season, is 1-3 with a 4.70 ERA in 13 minor league starts. Back in 2011, he did receive regular starts for the Los Angeles Angels, going 6-11 with a 4.75 ERA, but has not pitched too well this season.
This bodes well for Giants starter Tim Lincecum, who is looking for his own redemption at Coors Field, a place he has not been too successful at in his career. In his 11 career starts at Colorado, he is 4-3 with a 4.31 ERA, allowing six home runs and 32 unintentional walks. Given the club's offensive prowess on this road trip, the Giants will seek the sweep in preparation of a big game four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Giants lead season series 5-2.
San Francisco comes into the matchup with a 58-49 record and in first place in the National League West. They are 26-26 when playing on the road and have won three of their last 10 games.
Colorado enters the game with a 38-67 record and in fifth place in the National League West. They are 21-36 when playing at home and have won two of their last 10 games.
Starting pitcher matchup:
San Francisco: Tim Lincecum
2012 season: 5-11, 5.62 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 136 Ks
Numbers vs. Rockies in last five years: 8-6, 3.27 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 119 Ks
Colorado: Tyler Chatwood
2012 season: 1-1, 7.62 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 8 K
Numbers vs. Giants in last five years: 0-0, 3.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, 0 Ks
Where to watch and listen to the game:
The game can be watched live locally at the following:
In San Francisco: CSN-BA HD and KNBR 680
In Colorado: ROOT SPORTS and KOA 850
Next series on tap:
Following this series, the Giants will visit the St. Louis Cardinals from August 6-9 and host the Colorado Rockies from August 10-12.
Meanwhile, the Rockies' next two series will be on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers from August 6-8 and on the road against the San Francisco Giants from August 10-12.
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