Tim Lincecum (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (3-6) meet Tyler Matzek (0-0, 2.25 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (6-2) in the last of a three-game division series at AT&T Park. The Giants lost the last game 4-1, extending a five-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 15 and will air on ROOT-RM and CSN-BAY.
Lincecum is 11-9 with a 3.92 ERA and 1.37 WHIP against the Rockies in his career. Angel Pagan (.333 ) continued his strong start to the season yesterday, going 3 for 4 with one run. In his pitching opportunities against the Giants, Matzek is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA, seven strikeouts and two walks. Corey Dickerson (.406 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Rockies, going 3 for 4 yesterday with three runs and one RBI.
San Francisco, a -133 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Colorado. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at seven runs. The Giants are 1-1 as the favorite and have an overall money line of -215. They have been very patient at the plate, ranking fourth in the NL with an average of 3.4 walks per game.
Switching gears, the Rockies are coming into the game in great standing. They are unbeaten so far this season as the underdog (4-0) and have an overall money line of +368. The Rockies are the number one overall scoring offense in the NL, averaging 5.3 runs per game so far. Colorado is the top hitting team in the NL with an average of 11.9 hits per contest. The Rockies average just 7.0 strikeouts per game, one of the lowest marks in the NL. The Rockies are a problem for opposing batters, sporting a 2.67 ERA this season.
The previous two games have all gone Colorado's way. Taking the hill against the Rockies will be the right-hander Lincecum. Right-handed starters haven't been a big issue for them as they sport records of 4-0 on the road and 4-2 overall.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
The Rockies haven't lost a game against any of their NL West Division opponents, sitting at 2-0. The Giants, on the other hand, have a 3-6 record against these teams.
The Giants are 1-0 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Rockies are 1-1 in such matchups.
The Rockies managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Giants who are heading in with a 1-3 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Giants are 2-1. The Rockies have a 6-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 21st, San Francisco is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 24 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at fifth with 41.
Ranking 27th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 14 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at fourth with 31.
When the Giants hit at least one home run, they are 1-3. When the Rockies hit at least one homer, they have a 3-1 record.