Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants – MLB April 27

Rockies (8-14, 0-7 road) at Giants (15-8, 9-2 home)

  • Time: 6:45 PST, 7:45 CST, 9:45 EST
  • Place: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
  • TV: AT&T SportsNet, NBC Sports Bay Area, MLB Extra Innings

Opening Pitch:

The Colorado Rockies are still looking for their first road win of the season after being dominated by the San Francisco Giants, 12-0, on Monday evening. The Rockies are averaging only 1.6 runs per game on the road vs. a paltry 5.9 runs at Coors Field.

The Giants have been on a roll and have caught the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the AL West as both teams check in with 15-8 ledgers. The Giants have won seven of they last nine games and 13 of their last 18 outings.

San Francisco swept the Rockies in a three-game series at Oracle Park three weeks ago as the Giants as the Giants have now recorded shut outs in their last two games vs. Colorado.

The Giants have won 9 out of their last 11 home games and have outscored their opposition, 47-24.

Vs. The Spread:

Rockies:

  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Rockies’ last 20 games
  • Colorado is 1-6 SU in it’s last 7 games at Oracle Park
  • The OVER has been the call in 6 of the Rockies’ last 8 games vs. NL competition

Giants:

  • The UNDER has been the play in 13 of the last 20 Giants games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 7 games vs. the NL West
  • San Francisco is 4-1 SU in it’s last 5 games

Last Time Out:

San Francisco’s Anthony DiScalfani pitched a three hit shut out in going the distance as the Giants blasted Colorado, 12-0, on Monday night. Mauricio Dubon drove in four runs and Buster Posey hit a 2-run homer for the Giants as Evan Longoria came back after a three-game absence and connected on a 2-run double and an RBI-single.

Teams Spread Money Line Total Points
Colorado Rockies +1½ (-140) +145 O 8 (-125)
San Francisco Giants -1½ (+120) -165 U 8 (+105)

*Odds Courtesy of BetUS Sportsbook

The Starters:

Colorado sends Chi Chi Gonzalez (1-0, 3.00 ERA) to the mound against San Francisco’s Aaron Sanchez (1-1, 1.83 ERA).

Gonzalez has started his last two games after coming on in relief in the two previous where he struggled with his control. He has had two no decisions in his two starts after he picked up the win over Los Angeles in his first appearance of the season.

Sanchez beat Miami last Friday as he went only five innings  in a 3-0 shut out of Florida. He has given up 16 hits in 19.2 innings, but hasn’t gotten past the fifth inning in any of his four starts.

Bay Breakers:

San Francisco Giants LogoBuster Posey hit another home run yesterday as it was his fifth of the season as the Giants have pounded 29 homers so far. Posey, who opted out of the 2020 season, is batting .327 after going 4-for-5 with three runs scored last night. He feasts on Rockies pitching as he came into last night with a .335 lifetime average vs. Colorado.

Plus he has 26 homers and 101 RBI in 147 meetings….Evan Longoria was 2-for-2 last night in his return to the lineup. Longoria had not had a hit since a double vs. Philadelphia on April. 20….The Giants 7 errors this season tie the Braves for fewest in the majors. San Francisco has committed only 5 errors in the last 10 games after only 2 miscues in the first 13.

From the Rock’ Pit:

Colorado Rockies LogoCharlie Blackmon continues to struggle big time as the Rockies’ slugger is now 0-for-hid-last-14 at the plate while batting only .148. He is a lifetime .302 hitter who hasn’t batted below .300 in a season since 2018. Manager Bud Black had batted him fourth all season until last night when he was placed at sixth.

Blackmon doesn’t have a home run since Aug. 2 nor has he had a hit since Aug. 18….Second baseman Ryan McMahon is swinging the hot stick right now for Colorado as he hit his seventh home run of the season on Saturday to tie for the Major League lead….The 12-0 loss on Monday cooled the Rockies who had won 5 out of 7 in taking two each from Houston and Philadelphia in the last two series. Jon Gray as been the stud of the staff so far as he boasts a 3-1 record and a 2.54 ERA. Daniel Bard has taken over as the closer although he has a 4.70 ERA and has given up 11 hits in 7.2 innings. Bard has two saves, but in his last three appearances, he has a 9.00 ERA with nine hits allowed.

Winner: Giants (-1.5)

The Bets
Giants -1.5
+120
Giants
-165
Over 8
-115
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Kenneth Cross / Author

Kenneth Cross is a new entry to The Sports Geek staff as he has 25 years of experience in print, broadcast, and internet sports journalism. Cross is a lover of all sports, but college basketball is his passion. He estimates that he has seen around 1,500 college basketball games - live and in-person - and hopes that grows this season. If you listen to Radio, you have likely heard him on Sundays covering the Carolina Panthers for some 20 years. Now in Tampa Bay, he works as a national radio correspondent.

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