The Colorado Rockies (52-69) will host the San Francisco Giants (59-60) on Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series. The Rockies snapped their five-game winning streak with a 7-4 win over the Giants on Friday night, with Jose Urena getting the win to improve to 2-4 and Alex Wood dropping to 8-10 with the loss. The Giants now hold the season series edge 6 to 4.
Giants can't afford to keep losing, to losing teamsThe Giants' playoff hopes are not dead, but they missed out on an opportunity to get closer in the race by dropping their third straight game on Thursday. The Giants are 5.5 games out of a wild card spot and were unable to take advantage of Philadelphia, San Diego, and Milwaukee each losing their last game. San Francisco fell behind 7-0 in the fifth inning before responding with one run in the sixth and three in the seventh.
Yaz covers a ton of ground in center 👏 pic.twitter.com/YQDW1iO8fk— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) August 20, 2022
Looking to get the Giants back in the win column, Saturday will be 34-year-old right-hander Alex Cobb (4-6, 4.99 ERA). The Giants have lost four of the last five starts made by Cobb, but he did win his last contest, but only allowing one run in six innings on Monday, in a 6-1 victory over Arizona.
The Giants are 25-31 at home this season but are the third least profitable home team in MLB according to covers.com. Dating back to last season however, the Giants have won eight out of their last 10 games at Coors Field.
Rockies are a different beast when at Coors Field
HAVE A NIGHT M💣NTER💣 pic.twitter.com/Bf29Lo0K0t— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 20, 2022
In Friday's win, the Rockies were led by 24-yeard old rookie Elehuris Montero who hit two home runs and drove in five runs. In 27 games this season, Montero now has three home runs and 12 RBI. Connor Joe also homered in the victory, giving himself now six home runs for the season.
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Full-Game Side Bet
This is one of those spots where I have to play the number and not the team, as the Giants have been way too inconsistent for me to take them as a large favorite. San Francisco has lost 10 of its last 13 road games and is just 7-19 in its last 26 games against NL West opponents. The Rockies are 27-14 (65.9%) on the runline as a home underdog this season, and I will take them at close to even money to keep this game within a run.
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The Giants starter, Alex Cobb has a 5.94 ERA in seven road games, including allowing 10 hits and seven runs in 5 1/3 innings at Colorado on May 17. The Giants bullpen also ranks 25th with a 4.38 ERA, and the offense is 11th averaging 4.6 runs per road game.
As for the Rockies, they have the top-scoring home offense in MLB averaging 5.8 runs per game. On the mound, they will start Feltner, who has a 6.56 ERA in five home games, and an 8.56 ERA in three August starts. I like the chances for both teams getting to at least five runs in this game, making the over the play.