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San Francisco Giants-Colorado Rockies Weekend Preview

April 11th, 2014 at 9:43 AM
By Michael Almonte

After dropping two of three to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the 6-4 San Francisco Giants welcome the 5-5 Colorado Rockies to AT&T Park this weekend for a three-game series.

'July 4th Giants vs Dodgers' photo (c) 2008, Sam Purtill - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Giants were 10-9 versus the Rockies last year and 7-2 at home against their National League West rivals. The Rockies did outscore the Giants 88-87 a season ago. 

A pair of lefties take the mound tonight in the first "Orange Friday" at the ballpark when Madison Bumgarner (1-0) faces Jorge De La Rosa (0-1). Bumgarner is 7-5 against the Rockies with a 3.09 ERA and 70 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 pm.

Saturday afternoon features a matchup between Matt Cain (0-1) and Brett Anderson (0-2). Cain owns a 17-7 career record with a 3.21 ERA and 179 strikeouts against Colorado. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm.

'San Francisco Giants' photo (c) 2012, HarshLight - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Sunday's series finale will have Tim Hudson (2-0) and Jordan Lyles (2-0) duking it out. Hudson has a 5-2 mark versus the Rockies with a 4.35 ERA and 48 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm.

Giants left fielder Michael Morse has an eight-game hitting streak going and has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight games. Angel Pagan enters Friday's game with a 10-game hitting streak.

The Giants are 6-1 this season when they score first and 0-3 when they don't, while scoring 36 runs with two outs and batting .296 in those situations. 

 

 

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