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9-14-2018 - Prediction & Preview

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#911 Colorado
Rockies -125
#912 San Francisco
Giants 7.5

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:15pm

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Game Stats

Colorado Rockies
T. ANDERSON

81 - 65

6
W's
8
L's
4.89
ERA
1.31
WHIP

San Francisco Giants
C. STRATTON

68 - 79

9
W's
9
L's
4.82
ERA
1.39
WHIP

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The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies will begin a three-game series when they clash at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday night. Colorado is coming off a critical series against Arizona in which it took three of four at home. The Giants have lost an unbelievable 11 games in a row.

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The Rockies have kicked it up a notch in pursuit of their first division title in franchise history, posting a 9-3 mark in September to seize a 1.5-game lead in National League West. They now embark on a crucial nine-game road trip, beginning in San Francisco. Nolan Arenado homered for the second straight contest in Thursday’s 10-3 victory over Arizona, improving to 8-for-20 with seven extra-base hits (four doubles, three homers), seven RBIs and eight runs scored during his last five games.

Left-hander Tyler Anderson (6-8, 4.89 ERA) is taking the mound for Colorado on Friday. Anderson fell to 0-5 in his last seven outings after allowing four runs and five hits in 2.2 innings of a 9-6 setback versus the Dodgers. The 28-year-old was taken deep once in that contest, increasing his home run total to 11 in his last seven trips to the bump.

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The Giants are in the midst of an atrocious 11-game losing skid, which is the longest for the franchise since 1951. They have scored an anemic three total runs in their last three outings. On the bright side, third baseman Evan Longoria is 9-for-27 in his last seven overall and 13-for-41 with two homers and 10 RBIs against Colorado this season. Catcher Nick Hundley has seven hits in his last six games but is just 4-for-22 against the Rockies in 2018.

“It’s never fun, obviously,” said first baseman Brandon Belt. “Everybody comes out here and puts in the work, grinding daily, trying to do everything we can to win ballgames.”

Chris Stratton (9-9. 4.99 ERA) will oppose Anderson on Friday. The right-hander fell to 1-2 with a 2.84 ERA while limiting the opposition to a .200 batting average in four games since being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento. He was taken deep twice and surrendered four runs on as many hits in a 4-3 setback at Milwaukee this past Saturday. Stratton owns a 1-1 mark with a bloated 9.82 ERA in three appearances against Colorado this season, with a disastrous eight-run, 11-hit performance resulting in an 8-1 setback on July 3.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

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Arenado 5-for-11 with two homers and five RBIs in his career against Stratton. Colorado second baseman D.J. LeMahieu has recorded multiple hits in seven of his last eight contests, going 15-for-34 during this stretch. The Rockies are 7-0 in the last seven meetings between the two teams. San Francisco is 1-7 in Stratton’s last seven starts and 1-4 in his last five home starts.

Prediction: San Francisco Giants

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Anderson owns a 1-0 mark with a 3.86 ERA in three appearances against San Francisco this season, highlighted by a dominant performance on July 4 in which he scattered two hits and struck out a campaign high-tying nine in eight innings of a 1-0 win. The under is 6-2 in the Rockies’ last eight overall, 4-1 in their last five on the road, and 9-3 in their last 12 against losing opponents. It is also 15-5-1 in the Giants’ last 21 at home and 22-7-2 in their last 31 against the National League West. Additionally, the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between the two teams and 7-3-1 in Colorado’s last 11 on the road against San Francisco. Look for this one to stay under the total.

Prediction: Under

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Rating:

The Giants flat-out stink right now. They will probably lose this game–yes, yet another game–and lose it from the get-go. They are 0-7 in the last seven of this head-to-head rivalry and they have been especially hopeless when Stratton toes the rubber (1-7 in his last eight starts).

Prediction: Colorado Rockies -140

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The Giants are one of the worst-hitting teams around, in part because they are just plain bad and also because AT&T Park is a pitcher-friendly stadium. Anderson, meanwhile, has been rolling whenever he takes the mound against San Francisco.

Prediction: Under 4

Ricky Dimon

A 2006 graduate of Davidson College, Ricky is a freelance sports writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has previously worked with various websites in the sports handicapping industry and is generally a fan of going with the hot hand while in most cases showing a willingness to take favorites and give the points. Beyond the four major sports, Ricky is an avid tennis fan—and writer—and covers the ATP Tour on a daily basis.

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