The MLB is set up with a total sixteen games on the board for Saturday. One of the matchups on the night of August 3 will be between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies. These two teams will look to keep this rivalry series going with another solid matchup on Saturday night. This game will start at around 8:10 PM Eastern time.
San Francisco is sitting in the second spot of the NL West with a record of 55-55 this season. The Giants have lost back to back games, but have a record of 14-7 since the All-Star break in early July. San Francisco has done well as of late and will look to earn a road victory on Thursday night to keep that going as they could make a late push at the playoffs in the last two months.
The Rockies are in the last place of the NL West with a record of 51-59 throughout this season. Colorado has had a disappointing season after making the playoffs last season but will look to finish these last two months strong. The Rockies have gone 7-14 since the All-Star break. Colorado will look for a second straight win at home on Saturday night.
These two teams are longshots to make the playoffs right now, but will both look to get a win against their division rival on Saturday. The Giants have been the better team as of late and it has helped them pass the Rockies in the standings. Colorado will look to gain some ground on San Francisco with another win in this series.
The first series between these two teams was a four-game series in San Francisco. The Giants won the first three games, all by close scores of 1-0, 3-2 and 5-2. Colorado took the final matchup 4-0 though. The second series was a two-game series in Colorado, where the two teams split the series. San Francisco won the first game 14-4, while the Rockies won the second game 12-11.
The third series was in San Francisco again between June 24-26. David Dahl hit a three-run homer in the third inning as the Rockies held on to win 2-0. Madison Bumgarner only allowed two runs and three hits in the second matchup as the Giants won 4-2. Dahl hit a grand slam to lead Colorado to a 6-3 win in the final game.
The fourth series of the season between these two teams was back in Colorado between July 15-17. These two teams played two games on July 15 as the Giants won both matchups by scores of 19-2 and 2-1. San Francisco scored four runs in the tenth inning to win the third game 8-4. The Giants finished the sweep with an 11-8 win in the final game.
The first game in this series was a close one. The Giants took a 4-2 lead in the fifth inning on a two-run homer by Mike Yastrzemski. Colorado responded with a two-run home run of their own by Ryan McMahon. Ian Desmond hit an RBI double in the seventh inning to give them the lead and the 5-4 win.
San Francisco has posted a 9-5 record against the Rockies to this point in the season. The Giants have found ways to beat Colorado this season on the road and will look to find a way to do it again on Saturday night. The Rockies pulled off an impressive win in last night’s game and they will look to do so again tonight.
Kevin Pillar has had a solid season for San Francisco this season. Pillar has earned 98 hits, 13 home runs and 56 RBI’s. Brandon Belt has put up 84 hits, 12 homers and 38 RBI’s. Brandon Crawford has put up 80 hits, 9 home runs and 45 RBI’s. Pablo Sandoval has earned 66 hits, 14 home runs and 39 RBI’s through this season.
The Rockies have had some solid hitters in their lineup throughout this season. Nolan Arenado has earned 125 hits, 22 home runs and 81 RBI’s. Charlie Blackmon has 123 hits, 21 home runs, 62 RBI’s and an OPS of .953. David Dahl has 113 hits, 15 home runs, and 61 RBI’, while Trevor Story has 111 hits, 23 homers and 59 RBI’s. Ian Desmond, Daniel Murphy, and Ryan McMahon all have double-digit home runs on the season.
Colorado has a much better hitting team, but they have struggled at holding other teams to low scores this season. The Rockies will need to field really well on Saturday night if they want to pull off their second straight win. The Giants need some players to step up if they want to bounce back from Friday night’s loss to Colorado.
San Francisco’s ace, Madison Bumgarner, will start on the mound for Saturday night. Bumgarner has gone 6-7 through 23 starts this season. He has an ERA of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.153, while striking out nine hitters per nine innings. Bumgarner’s last start came against the San Diego Padres, where he allowed four hits and four runs through seven innings in route to a win.
Jon Gray will start for the Rockies on Saturday. Gray has a record of 10-7 through 22 starts and 23 games this season. He has put up a 3.88 ERA and a WHIP of 1.360 through those starts. Gray’s last start came against the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he allowed three hits and one run through eight innings for a big win.
n and he will have a chance to put up another win on Saturday night. Both pitchers are coming off of clutch wins, including Gray’s upset over the Dodgers. These two pitchers should come to play on Saturday night as they try to help give their team the win.
The Giants have had Colorado’s number this season and I believe that they could get a win again on Saturday. The Rockies had a nice win on Friday night, but with Bumgarner starting on Saturday, I believe that San Francisco will win this game. If Bumgarner can come out strong on the mound, I believe that he will help lead his club to the win.
BetOnline has Colorado listed as a -123 against the money line. This implies that the Rockies will win this game around 55 percent of the time. I believe that with Bumgarner starting for the Giants, this game should be closer to even. I like the pitching edge to help San Francisco pull off another win against Colorado this season.