Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 31.50 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (10-7) go up against Tim Hudson (0-2, 3.93 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (7-11) in the second of a three-game division series at Coors Field. The Rockies won the last game 6-4 and Colorado leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 25 and will air on CSN-BAY and ROOT-RM.
De La Rosa is 9-6 with a 4.17 ERA, 96 strikeouts and 44 walks against the Giants in his career. Corey Dickerson (.333, 12 Rs, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one RBI. In his pitching opportunities against the Rockies, Hudson is 5-3 with a 4.33 ERA. He gets a solid Colorado offense that's batting .279. Angel Pagan (.329, 5 Rs, 5 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Giants, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
Colorado is a -120 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 10 runs. When playing as the favorite, the Rockies have a 3-4 record and overall money line at +227. They have an SU record of 5-5 against teams in their division and a 2-2 record when they were the favorite in those games. Colorado has averaged 3.2 runs per game during divisional play, lower than its season average of 4.2. The Rockies rank second in the NL in hits with 9.3 per game. Colorado's pitchers struggle within their division. The Rockies have given up an average of 4.9 runs to intra-division opponents, well over their defense's season average of 4.4.
Switching gears, the Giants come into this game with a win percentage of .556 when playing as the underdog (5-4) and an overall money line of -425. Over the past 10 matchups, they are 4-6 SU and have an unblemished 3-0 record when they were an underdog to win. The Giants average just 7.4 strikeouts per road game, one of the lowest marks in the NL.
The previous four games have all gone Colorado's way. The Rockies will take on a right-hander (Hudson) in this game and have an 8-6 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
The Giants currently sit below .500 against the NL West Division at 7-11, and the Rockies have a 6-5 record.
When the Giants play into extra innings, they have a 2-1 record. The Rockies are 1-1 when their games exceed nine innings.
The San Francisco batters brought in a solid 12 hits last game. Colorado has a record of 1-4 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Giants are 5-2. The Rockies have a 9-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th in runs, San Francisco has earned 53 this season. Colorado ranks 10th with 73 runs.
Ranking 25th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 38 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 56.
The Rockies are 7-4 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Giants are 3-6 when they hit at least one homer.