Chad Bettis (11-7, 5.17 ERA) and Matt Moore (9-10, 3.88 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (65-71) and the San Francisco Giants (73-63) at Coors Field. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Sep. 5 and can be seen on CSBA and RTRM.
Bettis pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking one in a 5-3 win over the Nationals. Nolan Arenado (.295, 101 Rs, 36 HRs, 117 RBIs, 2 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run. Moore went 5.1 innings, surrendering one run, striking out seven and walking one in a 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks in his most recent start.
The Giants sit at 33-21 against their divisional rivals, while the Rockies are 27-29.
Colorado has won 44% (32-40) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Francisco has won 54% (27-23) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Giants managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Rockies who are heading in with a 28-24 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 49-17. The Giants have a 52-15 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 17th in runs, San Francisco has earned 603 this season. Colorado ranks second with 732 runs.
Ranking 19th, San Francisco is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.730). Colorado ranks in the top five at second with an OPS of .803.
The Giants are 33-48 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Rockies are 33-56 when they allow at least one homer.